The Enchanted City comes to life Friday evening with a signature Gala event! Ladies in finery, men in top hats, marionettes, music, signature cocktails with open bar, parisian pastries, butlered hors d'oeuvres, curiosities and more awaits you as we kick off the festival with an evening of 'gothic enchantment'! Queen Mab, Dr. Catastroph, and Grymm Studios with creator Dr. Grymm will be in attendance along with our guest of honor, Mr. Jeff Mach creator of the Steampunk World's Faire. Our favorite musical artist, Mecho from 'Ex Human' fame, will be returning this year by popular demand to expertly DJ the evening. This event in being held in the Tech Valley Center of Gravity Ball Room, located in the historic Quackenbush Building at 33 3rd Street in the heart of downtown Troy NY. (50% of profits raised will be donated to the not for profit TVCoG to assist in paying for programing that will be made available to low income children).