OH HOW WE PROMMED!
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WE'RE HOSTING A BUFFY PROM (!!!) BECAUSE WE LOVE YOU, AND BECAUSE WE ALL WANT TO DANCE ALL NIGHT TO 90s music, obviously.
It has been nearly 20 years since Buffy and the scoobies had their prom and, hellbeasts be damned, we are going to have a Buffy prom all our own to celebrate!!
Your hosts Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo will MC the evening with live music from Jenny & special guests, plus all your favorite 90s hits from DJ Carlytron! There will be a photo booth for your very own prom photos, swag bags, raffles, a costume contest, and more!
The event is open to all ages, and there will be a cash bar for those who are 21+, plus fun snacks and sweets!
Where: The Ace Hotel, Los Angeles
When: March 10, 2018
Doors at 7pm | Event from 8pm - 11pm
Why: BECAUSE BUFFY, C'MON
Tickets to our Buffering Prom have sold out, but we are going to have a free, public gathering-of-the-scoobies on March 11th so that we can *all* be together! Information can be found here!
#PROMUPS In OTHER CITIES
Many of you have expressed interest in holding your own Buffering Prom inspired meet-ups, and we LOVE THIS IDEA! If you are interested in having a gathering (big or small!!) to celebrate prom with us, you can let us know by using this form, and we will begin to list them on this page as they come through!
These are run by Buffering the Vampire Slayer listeners (aka "Scoobies"), hence the “unofficial” part. We have no governing rules and no authority over these groups, although we do encourage each one to strive to be the most awesome, inclusive, totally cool place on Earth and/or in other Hell Dimensions.
PS: If you post about your prom meetups anywhere, tag them with #promups so we can follow the conversation!!
GEORGIA • Atlanta
Southern Prom Meetup! (All Ages)
March 10, 2018 • 5PM
Oakland Cemetery • 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
A prom meetup for Buffers in the Southern US, in Atlanta, GA! We will be "patrolling" through Oakland Cemetery and then going out for dinner afterwards! If you are available on March 10th, and can make it out to Atlanta, come join in on the fun!
Hosted by: Adam Tsuchiyama
RSVP: You can RSVP by marking yourself as "going" on the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/159369021381210/
Also, you can join the group "Southern Buffers, Ya'll" for future meetup planning in The South!
ILLINOIS • Chicago
Buffy Trivia Night - Spend Prom in the Library (All Ages)
March 11, 2018 • 5PM - 7:30PM
Open Books • 651 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60661
Are you tired of dances being crashed by demons? Were you too busy stopping the apocalypse to go prom dress shopping? Well don't fret, spend prom in the library instead! Open Books invites all Scoobies to our West Loop Bookstore as we turn it into the Sunnydale High Library for our celebration of the anniversary of the Prom episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We will have Buffy trivia, Buffy themed drinks ($5 suggested donations), a photo booth, and general geeking out-ness. Feel free to break out your best prom wear or come wearing your finest Buffy or themed graphic tee.
This is a free event open to all but we ask that you bring a book donation for admission and drinks have a $5 suggested donation.
*NOTE: trivia will include all 7 seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and contain SPOILERS. Angel the series and the comic books will not be included in trivia.
Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books. Join us in spreading the joy of literacy through reading, writing, and the SLAYING power of used books.
Admission: Book Donation!
Hosted by: Open Books
RSVP: RSVP requested. You can RSVP and register your trivia team at the link below (if you do not have a team no worries, we can team you up with others when you get here)
Also Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/199539837459626/
NEW YORK • New York
The Campy Cabaret presents A Very Buffy Prom! (21+)
March 10, 2018 • 10PM - 1AM
The West End • 955 West End Ave, New York, NY 10025
A prom, you say? What ever could that be? Well, it’s an end of high school, rite of passage thingy. Think cotillion with spiked punch and the electric slide. Join The Campy Cabaret at The West End Lounge for a night of drinkin’, dancin’, and good old 90’s fun! There will be live performances, prom photos, delectable beverages, raffles, and a costume contest complete with a grand prize of a one-of-a-kind handemade class protector award! And keep an eye out, cuz you might spot a few of your favorite characters along the way... see you there, class of ‘99!
**The entertainment at this event is NOT spoiler free!**
Admission: $20 + 2 drink minimum (cash only, at the door!)
How to buy spiked punch: It’s a cash bar! (cash only!)
Hosted by: Cayley and Danicah Waldo
RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount of guests attending to secure your spot! A guest list will be created on a first come, first served basis. Space is VERY limited!
PHILADELPHIA • Pennsylvania
Philly Buffering #PromUp (21+)
March 10, 2018 • 8PM - 11PM
Franky Bradley's • 1320 Chancellor St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, Philadelphia, PA 19107
We will gather at Franky Bradley's, bond over our love for one of the greatest television shows of all time and dance the night away! Come dressed in your formal wear, dressy outfits or if you're channeling Faith, then rock some leather! This event is open to all Buffy fans, Buffering fans and anyone who wants a safe and inclusive space!
*Disclaimer: This event is not hosted by Franky Bradley's and all regular charges for the bar/club will still apply.
Hosted by: Jeremy Rodriguez & Brenna Dinon
RSVP: To RSVP, just designate yourself as "Going" on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2070439149835110/
If you want to hear about future Buffering meet-ups in the Philly/NJ/Delaware area, join our Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/784216965112290/
PARIS • France
Prenons un verre au Café Livres • Paris Promup (All Ages)
March 10, 2018 • 6PM - 11PM
10 rue Saint-Martin, Paris, Île-de-France 75004 France
Do you want to read Jean-Paul Sartre in the original French, by the fireplace, while it's inevitably raining in Paris? Well come and hang out with us at Café Livres! Let's get a drink together where we can chat about Buffy, prom, and goodness knows what else!
Avez-vous envie de lire Jean-Paul Sartre dans sa version originale, au coin du feu, pendant qu'il pleut à Paris ? Venez nous joindre au Café Livres ! Prenons un verre ensemble lors d'une soirée détendue - on discutera de Buffy, de Prom et de tout ce qui vient à l'esprit !
Admission: Free, but you'll probably have to buy a drink, as the Café isn't organising it!
Hosted by: Tess Clothier and Sarah Mills
BUFFERING PROM FAQs
Hello! Many of you lovely lovelies have had some similar queries about prom, so here are the answers for you!
What time should I arrive?
Doors are at 7pm, and we will commence the MAIN EVENT at 8pm. So, for sure before there before 8, and if you want to get the full sampling of the music on the first playlist, you can come right at 7. The bar will be open at 7pm as well, and snacks will come out at 8pm!
Yes, snacks! We will have some assorted chips and salsa, and later in the evening some yummy chocolate and cake! It will not a meal make, so you should plan on eating dinner before you arrive!
Will there be a coat check?
There will be a coat rack and hangers for your use, but it won't be a *formally* attended coat check, so just don't leave a bag of diamonds (to go with Cordelia's dress, of course) unattended or anything!
Will there be merchandise?
Oh hellmouth yes there will be! We will have Awoo tees & baseball tees, Girl Gang tees, and and AND a new pullover hoodie that isn’t even up in the store yet. Plus some pins and stickers! We accept cash and charge! Woo!
How do we get there? Where do we park?
Valet services are available at Ace Hotel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
$8 - up to 3 hours with validation from bar/restaurant
$12 - hourly rate for non-validated event guests, with a max $40
$36 - overnight parking for hotel guests (including in/out privileges)
Nearest Metro Station: 7th St./Metro Center 660 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90017
Regular Metro Bus Line: 740, 745, 940
Check your public transportation route and times at metro.net
There are more than 1,200 parking spaces – all within a few blocks of the hotel. Parking lots around the venue are cash only, with rates ranging from $10 to $30.
Parking is available at the following locations:
I have more questions!
We will be doing our best to check our email right up until prom in case anything comes up, so shoot us an email at email@example.com and we will do our best to get back to you!