2022, DARK GIFT ALLIANCE Resurrection

Thank you so much for joining us for the 2022 Dark Gift ALLIANCE on Sunday, October 30th, 2022
We are looking forward to seeing everyone again in the future.

  • Live entertainment featuring
    • The Duane Bartels Band
    • Buku Broux's Jonah Tobias
    • Master of the Violin - Tanya Huang
  • Premium open bar
  • Fine hors d’oeuvres
  • DJ
  • Raffle
  • Tarot Readings
  • After-event ceremony honoring Anne Rice

Evening Features and Alliances

The Duane Bartels Band

A six-piece New Orleans band with a deep love of vintage blues and impeccable style, bringing together strings and brass in a powerful way; the Duane Bartels Band creates a masterful fusion of classics and modern technique with an energy that you must see to believe.

Their performance at Dark Gift ALLIANCE will coincide with a release of a new album, perhaps we can be one of the first to hear some of their newest works!


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Jonah Tobias

Playing the Kora, an ancient instrament from West Africa, Dark Gift ALLIANCE is proud to announce the return of the wonderfully talented Jonah Tobias who will spellbind you with a mystical world fusion of sound and song.


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Tanya Huang

One of the all-stars of the New Orleans street music scene, Tanya's unique violin-playing has brought joy and wonder to many over the years. Classically trained, she grew up competing and has performed with various symphonies. She has a master's degree in violin performance and has appeared in television and film.

She loves animals, plants, and sleeping all day. Her spirit animal currently presents as a bat.


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Madame X

Madame X is an European-American High Priestess, writer, teacher, muse, poet, performance artist, daughter, mother, student … best known for being the Founder and Matriarch of the international coven, House of the Dreaming [est. 2000] and the Primus and Producer of the New Jersey-based Court of the Iron Garden [est. 2015]. Madame X is also recognized as a Grand Elder and the Prince of the NJ Vampire Community.

Madame X has been an active part of the Vampire, Pagan and Gothic communities since the early Coven Days of the 80's. As creator and producer of many staged rituals for vampire events as well as other alternative communities, she staged her offerings at various NYC fame venues such as Mothers, The Pulse Theater, Black Abby and Paddles. Her spiritual ceremonies have also been held at Endless Night Ball in New Orleans, the Castle in Tampa, The Masquerade in Atlanta, and at QXT’s in Newark, NJ.

Over the decades, Madame X has become a celebrated presenter, teacher & panelist at many community gatherings such as Dark Side of the Con, Lunar Faire, Steampunk Con, IshtarFest, Touch Mother Earth, the NJ Vampire Balls, and the Elder Summit. She has presented on metaphysics near and far; from the East Coast to the West of the US, stretching out across the world from the Pacific Islands to South America, and Europe. Her creativity and influence walk hand-in-hand in a pointed effort to cultivate & elevate the mystic spirit of The Vampire, as she welcomes fellow travelers on this divine voyage.


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L.E. Dubin

A life-long student of the occult who has practiced esoteric magicks professionally for over 40 years with a specialty in European Witchcraft.

L.E. Dubin is a highly qualified psychic and medium, who will be offering readings using utilizing tarot cards which are her most preferred divination tool.


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Mam'zelle Kamille

Mam'zelle Kamille is a claireaudient and intuitive reader who's family roots stretch back five generations to New Orleans and surrounding area. She is a Voodoo practitioner and solitary witch who uses tarot as her primary tool for divination with over 20 years experience reading tarot professionally. While her readings are straightforward, she also conveys the messages given by Spirit with the important element of compassion. Through self reflection and self actualization her readings hold the mirror for clarity while also bringing empowerment to her clients. This way they can make better choices and live the life they choose with confidence and authenticity.

Mam'zelle Kamille was a presenter at the annual StaarCon Tarot Conference in 2022 and has been invited to present once again at the 2023 conference held in Palm Beach Florida. As a black swan she is honored and delighted to be taking part in this year's Dark Gift ALLIANCE.


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Presented by Coven of the Articulate

About CotA's New Orleans Gatherings

For Dark Gift ALLIANCE, CotA provides a particular New Orleans night, once a year, in which a sacred truce is made and honored by many of the preternatural. On this one night, werewolves mix with witches, fairies associate with vampires, and sometimes vampires even socialize with other vampires...

This peace is respected throughout the evening and until dawn of the following day.

Dark Gift ALLIANCE events are inclusive, welcoming vampires, witches, werewolves, fairies, and the like — even humans and familiars are allowed, with supervision.


What's different about CotA's events?

Dark Gift ALLIANCE and other CotA gatherings are just that-- gatherings. We strive to provide a blend of sophistication and energy to create the perfect atmosphere; one where you can have a good time while able to visit with others. We enjoy a slamming goth club night just as much as the next, but that’s simply not what our events are all about. Consider this more an annual preternatural meet and greet, where we can make and catch up with… old friends.

Dress Code / Are certain colors not allowed?

Specific attire is not required. Gothic / formal / fable / victorian dress is appropriate. We expect our guests to be grown adults who can dress themselves. We encourage you to support and represent your kindred by your finest appropriate attire, and be a good steward of your kind. Take a look at our other guests in the gallery.

We receive the question of "Am I allowed to wear x color?" occasionally. Why the hell not?

What is your refund policy?

Often, we cannot provide refunds if you find you need to cancel. Once we have reached the minimum guest count for a venue we can offer limited refunds. These would need to be handled after the event has completed.

What can I do to help?

Please check out our donors and give them some love. They are generously supporting our cause and we are grateful to them forever. Forever is a very long time.

I have a group that would like to be part of a CotA event.

Please contact Louis. You can reach him at louis @ covenofthearticulate.com — he has nothing better to do.

Who is Coven of the Articulate?

We assumed we needed no introduction...


To whom we extend our sincerest appreciation

Voodoo Authentica

Voodoo Authentica™ of New Orleans Cultural Center & Collection, a practitioner owned and operated establishment since 1996, is located in the Historic New Orleans French Quarter, on the quiet and picturesque rue Dumaine. They provide a complete line of locally handmade Voodoo Dolls, Gris Gris Bags, Potion Oils; and other unique New Orleans, Haitian & African Spiritual Arts & Crafts. In addition, we offer Rituals, Readings, Spiritual Work & Consultations by our experienced team of In-House Practitioners.

Voodoo Authentica™ of New Orleans
612 rue Dumaine, French Quarter
New Orleans, La. 70116

Boutique du Vampyre

709 St. Ann Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Sol Nigris Press

Sol Nigris Press is an independent publishing company based in New Orleans, LA which publishes a select line of dark fiction, as well as works of serious occult scholarship.

They also offer copy editing and developmental edits for authors.

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