Die Fledermaus hosts several parties large & small:
Die Fledermaus: German for "Flying Mouse' or "Bat."
Born in an era of Gothic Sub-Culture, Die Fledermaus has since evolved into a scene camp for any & all who share an interest in the alternative or adult communities.
Clan Colors: Burgundy, Black, & Silver.
Location: The end of the ‘known world’ at the end of the cul-de-sac in E28.
We have been responsible for 5 separate spin off camps, chief among them is our sister clan: Kindermaus. This group serves as a camp for couples who have gone on to raise families & require a more kid friendly environment. Although we are separate & independent entities, we continue a tradition of very close relations.
A Bit of History:
Carnival at Swampfest (2nd Mon): Organized as a type of ‘room to room party’ with each camp offering its own theme, Swampfest encompasses the ENTIRE swamp from the cul-de-sac in E28 to the whole island of E31. As a combined effort, this has proven to be one of the largest & most progressive events for all of Pennsic. Keeping in line with our tradition, Die Fledermaus does what we do best - bring a level of revelry that raises the bar on debauchery & absolute possibility…
Swampfest has essentially replaced Mardi Gras - long recognized as one of the most beloved parties at war (cohosted by the entire block of E28). With this in mind, Die Fledermaus now presents “CARNIVAL” - a new twist on a theme you’ve always loved. We offer beads, drums, dancers, fire performers, open bar, krack-fries, demos, an active torture garden, plus a few surprises you’ll just have to see for yourself. So please join us, no doubt this will be a night of enticing possibility not to be missed!
Naked Spaghetti (Sat Middle Weekend): Oddly, it's just what it sounds like - an all nude dinner party serving up some great pasta, open bar, & good times in a comfortable setting. Drummers & dancers are welcome! You’re already naked so the torture garden will be active. No need to be shy, just let your spirit run free & join us for a great evening of fun times & open possibility. ;-)
Miss Swampy (TBA): Not your usual beauty contest. Talent is subjective & our motives are shady.
Off Season (year 'round): Although the Pennsic After-Party & Yule are our main events for the off-season, casual gatherings take place throughout the year. So membership activities move WELL beyond the simple confines of Pennsic...
The Pennsic After-Party (Labor Day): Hosted just a few weeks after war, we miss the drums & comradery that war brings. So this offers a chance to gather the clan & 'friends of the family' for a post-pennsic send off. Good friends go well w/ good food & drink, while fire performances, dungeon, & a full night of revelry lasts well into the morning hours.
Yule (early Jan): Hosted just after the December holidays, this is our annual gathering to bring friends & clan members together, join in some holiday cheer, exchange a few gifts (secret Santa style), & just have a really good time. Beyond the good company - bar & buffet, top DJ's, pole dancing, hot tub, & a night of endless possibility generally round things out.
Pennsic Parties Overall:
Aside from Die Fledermaus, one amazing aspect of Pennsic is the never ending night-life hosted by an incredible array of various camps. So grab a friend & go wander! Bats take flight each night as Pennsic transforms itself to bring a bit of pure magic.
A few favorites you may want to check out (schedule subject to change)…
But this is only a partial list! The best resources for an updated schedule are…
The Burning of the Beds for End of the World!
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