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That’s how much money, over three years, the Steampunk Ghostbusters Charity ball raised for the Cancer Council Queensland. With immeasurable thanks to our guests, to the venue and staff, but most of all due to the amazing efforts of our coordinating committee and the volunteers. Honoured to have been a small part of a wonderful outcome.

Steampunk Ghostbusters Charity Ball 3

Steampunk Ghostbusters Charity Ball 3

This year is the last year the Steampunk Ghostbuseters Charity Ball will be run in its current format, so it’s going out with an apocalypse. Specifically, the end of the world that happens Valentines Day 2016 as stated in Ghostbusters 2. So the floor is being opened to classic steampunk, post apocalyptic steampunk and classic ghostbusters outfits. Tickets are on sale now at the Steampunk Ghostbusters charity ball ticket site.

If you’re going, drop a hint below of what you’ll be wearing!

Even though it is now over a month since the second annual Steampunk Ghostbusters Charity Ball for 2015, I’m still watching the amount of money raised rise. We had thought we’d put in a magnificent total with the first estimate of just over $7000, but thanks to the tireless efforts of our talented photographer we have to pushed over $8000 raised for the Cancer Council Queensland. Frankly, it’s astounding, phenomenal and a tribute to everyone who attended, and everyone who worked hard to make it a reality.

On the night we had teapot races (with talented attendees making and bringing their teapots to the evening), an auction, burlesque and belly dancing, as well as a video each from the voice of Slimer and Professor Elemental (good luck getting off that island you crashed on, sir). I served as occassional noise-point for getting people to clear out of the way of the teapot racers, and the auction item display-person who walked around promoting the items for purchase. It’s nice to be involved.

Special thanks are in order to Matt Spoljarevic and Sarah Studer, the two powerhouses behind the successful evening, and not forgetting the efforts of Lynne Lumsden Green, Colleen Spoljarevic, Martin Studer, Scott Driscoll and our on the night extra volunteers Amy Driscoll and Brian Green.

Steampunk Ghostbusters charity ball galleries

Photos of the event can still be purchased from Sublime photos (money to charity as always), and they can also be admired online for free: Main gallery, Missing photos gallery.

Quite tardily, my apologies, I can report the Steampunk Ghostbusters Charity Ball held last month was an outstanding success. The event raised just under $5,000 for the Cancer Council Queensland, yet apart from the charity effort – the outfit effort was positively amazing. There were steampunked green fairies, hats that were ships complete with rigging, along with ghostbusters modern and Victorianesque. The professional photographer took outstanding pictures of the event, as did many of the attendees, you can see them on the Steampunk Charity Ball page.

Such wonderful colours.

Some of the professional entertainers

…who else ya gunna call?

The main hall

Well I’m excited. The Steampunk Ghostbusters are hosting a charity ball to raise money for the Queensland Cancer Council. There’ll be a short performance by amateur thespians, an auction, nibblies and everyone MUST attend in a steampunk/ victorian outfit. New bonus, each paying attendee will receive a Steampunk Ghostbusters pin, which is pretty darn snazzy. The event is on the 19th of July, held in the Cloudland’s Heritage Room in Fortitude Valley, Queensland. If you can attend, you really should.