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October 7, 2023
7:30 pm
11:00 pm

The Black Cat Ball, PROM NITE

The Official Party of the 2023 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards.

Welcome to Nevermore High School’s Class of 1849 Gothic Prom Night! This party is a scream-filled trip down memory lane, taking you way, way back to the chilling vibes of the 1840s! Dance to the beat of synthwave, strike killer poses in the retro photo booth, sip on the blood-red punch that’ll make your hairspray stand on end, then dance til you drop at the Rav’n Dance Off! Poe-rom-pose to the nearest corpse and make some more memories to DIE for.

Tickets are all-inclusive for food, beer/ wine, and entertainment. Dress to impress, walk our Gothic Red Carpet and pose for Poe Prom photos!!
The evening’s entertainment includes:

Private Viewing & Reception at ” Poe in Comics” and “Poe Death Exhibit”

Winners of the 2023 Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards, presented by writer and producer Rodney Barnes
Rav’n Dance Off

Crowning of Nevermore High School Class of 1849 Prom Royalty

Grave-side Cognac Toast to Edgar Allan Poe

And of course… stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe
This party is 21+ over restricted; 100% ID Check!
LIMITED EXCLUSIVE VIP Gothic Prom Royal Court packages also available:
Includes early entry and welcome on the historic Westminster Hall organ, enamel pin, plus a tour of the famed Westminster Catacombs with spiked punch bowl and special performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Pit & the Pendulum” by actor Stephen Smith.

Wesminster Hall & Burying Ground


519 W. Fayette street
Baltimore, 21203