First Event 2013 has ended and this page does not refer to next year’s First Event 2014. We will post information for First Event 2014 as it becomes available.
Frances J. Cardullo Annual Banquet
7:00 – 10:30 PM (after cocktail hour at 5:45)
Join us Saturday evening for great food and entertainment.
Featuring: A Wedding!
A First Event first, Anna and Jessica will be married as part of the banquet festivities, complete with trans bridesmaids and cake for all.
Keynote Speaker: Amanda Simpson
Amanda Simpson will be the Keynote Speaker at First Event 2013. Ms. Simpson is the first openly transgender woman appointed by any U.S. President. Ms. Simpson accepted an appointment by the Obama Administration in 2009. She served in the Department of Commerce at the Senior Technical Advisor to the Bureau of Industry and Security. In 2011, Ms. Simpson accepted a new position working as a technical advisor for the U.S. Army. For additional details, check her Wikipedia Biography and see our Keynote Page.
Featuring: All The Kings Men
All The Kings Men (ATKM) will perform at the banquet again this year! They have been bringing their wholly electrifying, neo-vaudevillian brand of entertainment from their home base in Boston to hundreds of venues from Los Angeles to London since April of 2002. Their ever-changing show features six prolific performers, Katie Allen, Julee Antonellis, Leighsa Burgin, Jill Gibson, Maria Kogan and Karin Webb, who collectively play between thirty and fifty gender bending characters per performance.
Performing to sold out crowds and standing ovations, this award-winning ensemble incorporate a melange of pop-cultural satire, dance, scene work, storytelling, socio-political commentary, burlesque, multi-media, comedy and drama into their hard to describe work. Three parts Tracey Ullman, a punch of Carol Burnett, and a pint of Jim Carrey, their performances will have you laughing long and loud. These Victor/Victorias hold a mocking mirror to the construction of identity through destabilising the popular perception of gender boundaries; they strike at the heart of gender issues with performances as poignant as they are audacious. All The Kings Men seek to create unique and moving experiences that educate, engage, and entertain your face off! Check out their Web Site and their Teaser Video.
Fabulous FE Dance Party with DJ Greg
10:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Dance the night away beginning after the banquet in Sophia’s Lounge. A cover charge is required for those not registered for the conference.