2023, DARK GIFT ALLIANCE Covenstead

Thank you for an unforgettable evening. It was our pleasure to while away the hours with such beautiful preternatural beings-- we hope you enjoyed ALLIANCE as much as we did.

Photos will be posted on Facebook and to this website soon; stay tuned.

  • Live entertainment featuring
    • Duane Bartels Band
    • Leona X
    • The Mysterious Lady Shanime
  • DJ - Julian Black
  • DJ - Razor
  • Premium open bar
  • Hors d’œuvres
  • Raffle
  • Tarot Readings

Evening Features and Alliances

Julian Black

Julian Black is a Denver based DJ, promoter, and nightlife personality.
Julian is also the producer of the Arcane Vampire Ball

He has also had the honor to DJ as a guest for several events in other cities like Las Vegas, New Orleans, Dallas, St. Louis, and more.

Julian is extremely excited about this year's Alliance, and looks forward to spinning music for all of you on October 27th!

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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.


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Crisie Isbell

Besides her enormous talents making her one of the best Elvira impersonators we have seen, Crisie is a rising star in her own right. Crisie has recently featured high on the music leader boards and has new albums availble to hear and buy online. Please check them out, you will not be disappointed. Her new song Battle Scars is one of our favorites.

Crisie Isbell will be our MC for the evening, we are looking forward to another great night with the Mistress of the Dark!


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Jessica Lovelace

Lady Lovelace, also known as The Vampyre Witch, is a Chaotic Folk Witch, Vampyre Priestess, Coven Headmistress, and Vampyre Community Leader of many titles including Progenitor of Baltimore Maryland’s Mobtown Halo [est. 2017], the Founder of House Omnia Corvus [est. 2018], Elder of House O’Mallie [2018], VVC Member [2018], Headmistress of The Vampyre Coven [2021], and Initiate of the Order of the Black Marble [2022].

Her innovative approaches to organizing and supporting the vampire community has provided a safe platform for thousands to embrace their true inner nature, connect with one another, and exemplify their vampyric souls.

Lady Lovelace the Vampire Witch will be performing our opening blessing this year! We cannot wait to meet this fangtastic person.


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Lady Shanime

From storytelling, character acting, Vaudeville, fetish, stilt walking, fire dancing, go-go dancing and burlesque, this Buddhist Green Witch has been a versatile artist/performer for over two decades. Bringing intensity and dancing in the deep end of the emotional pool, her passionate performances are dramatic and tend to "rip your heart out and put it gently in your lap". This is why, early in her performance/art career, she was deemed "The Mysterious Lady Shanime".

Coven of the Articulate present to you the two time title holding Mysterious Lady Shanime!

DJ Razor of Simple Complexity

Well-established in the goth and industrial club scene since 2006, and a long resume including the VIP Room DJ for Endless Night's 2009-2011 events, Razor of Simple Complexity: Altered Super Ego DJs is the reclusive & enigmatic persona of Simple Complexity Studios. With his signature "mixing & cutting" performance style, every set is meshed with live mashups mixed on-the-fly - giving every dance floor its own darkly unique atmosphere.

Coven of the Articulate proudly presents DJ Razor of Simple Complexity.

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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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

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