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About Celestial Events

Immerse yourself in the world of fantasy with Celestial Events and Festivals. Escape to our events into your favourite books, films, and games through our events spanning Australia and New Zealand.  Fans of fantasy, you have found your tribe.

 

We have created an inclusive bookish events community celebrating diversity, welcoming everyone regardless of background, beliefs or LGBTQ+ identity.  Journey with us as we bring our events to life, from dark fantasy masquerade balls, to archery and beyond.  

Meet Your Australian Hostess

Carly Vidal-Wallace, with her love of fantasy novels, curates events that embrace the essence of our beloved books. Drawing inspiration from our favourite literary masterpieces she weaves together magical moments with engaging activities bringing cherished stories to life.

 

With over 15 years of event management expertise, Carly has orchestrated prestigious festivals like Brisbane Fashion Month as well as annual events like Women in Fashion. Catering for hundreds of attendees, in a variety of settings from workshops, luncheons, gala balls, runways to free public events.

Having worked in the fashion industry in Paris and Los Angeles, Carly's keen eye for style and storytelling shines through. Her fusion of fashion and event expertise ensures meticulously crafted experiences that exceed expectations.

 

Expect nothing short of exceptional, under her guidance.

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For more on Carly Vidal-Wallace visit her website here, or Linkedin.

Celestial Charities

When you support Celestial Events by attending an event, engaging with our Facebook page, or purchasing merchandise, you're not just investing in unforgettable experiences - you're also making a difference in the world. A portion of every contribution, whether it's your time or your money, goes towards charities that are close to our hearts and we believe will be close to yours too.

Planet Matters

We are committed to making a positive impact not only for this generation but for generations to come. That's why we've partnered with Ecologi, where we have a monthly financial commitment to plant trees and support global environmental projects. Together, we're working towards a cleaner planet and a brighter future.

Visit our page here to see the impact we've already made in such a short time. 

 

Bully Zero Zone

At Celestial Events, we're committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment, both online and at our events. We take pride in offering a bully-free space where negative speech, whether directed towards oneself or others, is not tolerated. Our mission is to brighten lives and infuse a sense of fantasy and magic into everyday life. We donate towards charity Bully Zero to make a positive impact around the nation.

 

Inclusive

We also recognise that some of our followers may have hidden disabilities that are not always visible. To ensure that everyone feels welcomed and supported, we invite you to wear the yellow sunflower lanyard from Hidden Disabilities to our events. It's a symbol that you are part of our inclusive community, and we're delighted to have you join us

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Celestial Team

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Social Media Manager

Amy Davis

Amy Davis has a degree in Event Management from Flinders University and leads all our fae-loving fantasy tribe with her magical social media management for Celestial Festival. She also looks after the Celestial moderators and volunteers for the events. Amy's favourite SJM character is Aelin, as she is badass and confident with everything she does! Along with being an avid reader of fantasy (ACOTAR, TOG, CC and Fourth Wing being the favourites!) Amy loves travelling, working in the social media space and writing!

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Bookclub & Quiz Manager

Eleena Jackson

Eleena Jackson is an avid bibliophile (lover of books) who manages our Celestial Bookclub re-read group, A Court of Readers. She also manages our Chapter Leaders and all Quests and Quizzes for our events. Eleena not only adores diving into new fantasy worlds, but she also has an impressive collection of hardcovers and rare collectables we would all dream of owning! Eleena's favourite SJM character is Lysandra (from Throne of Glass), who loves so deeply and protects her loved ones so fiercely. Eleena is rarely not reading, but she also loves writing and drawing!

  • What is Celestial Events Australia?
    Celestial Events hosts fantasy fan-based events bringing to life some of our favourite bookish novels. From gala balls to archery, painting, yoga, high-tea, quiz nights etc there is something for everyone. So long as you are a fantasy-fan, love meeting new people and perhaps even enjoy cosplay/dressing up in character you can come along and meet other like-minded fans.
  • What is the Inner Circle Membership?
    We offer a paid membership for our community who want to access perks such as tickets in advance, book club, and other benefits. To read more about our membership click here.
  • How can I promote my business in the group?
    If you feel your product aligns with Celestial Events, please reach out via email at hello@celestialevents.com.au and we can send you our advertising packages.
  • What Charity does Celestial Events support?
    Celestial Events supports Ecologi for planet matters, Bully Zero to keep our members happy and safe and Hidden Disabilities to be as inclusive as possible. Read more about our Charity on our ABOUT page.
  • Where do I get tickets?
    All current tickets are visible at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/celestial-events-2328929
  • Will a Celestial Event come to my city?
    We are always growing and bringing the festival and new fantasy events to life. The best way to stay up to date is in the Facebook private group link here, or via the newsletter sign-up here.
  • I have a question about one of the events.
    The FAQ on Eventbrite have extensive FAQ's check for your specific event.
  • How can I get a press pass or photography pass to an event?
    Please contact us at hello@celestialevents.com.au for press / media or photography requests.
  • Are you affiliated with a publisher?
    Celestial Events partners with QBD Australia for official midnight book launches, pre-sales and book sales. Celestial Events takes inspiration from our favourite fantasy authors such as SJMaas and Rebecca Yarros. With careful consideration and advice from our legal team, we ensure we do not breach any copyright laws when we host our fantasy events and have the appropriate trademarks and licences in place to operate. If we invite cosplay and/or actors to attend events they can choose to take on their interpretation of their favourite fantasy characters.
  • Are the balls 18+?
    Yes balls are 18+.
  • I am interested in attending the NY (USA) Fantastique Starfall Ball Tour in 2025
    This is now booked out - however you can waitlist for Europe 2026 here.
  • How do I volunteer?
    We accept volunteer applications for any students who are interested in Event Management or Marketing. Please contact us via the contact page for more information.
  • What is your policy on blocking or banning from the group?
    If any members support negative speech Celestial Events admin and moderators will remove the member from any social media groups. Our goal is to continue to provide a safe community for fantasy friends to meet like-minded individuals in a positive format.
  • What are the group rules and brand ethos?
    Celestial Events is a very caring community of fantasy book readers. Make sure you are aware of our group rules: ​ 1. Only positive comments and no thumbs down or negative. 2. No sales, advertising other events, self promotion or facilitating real-life meetups. 3. We take no sides in any political agenda, we are purely about the joy of fantasy and attending fantasy events in Australia. Divisive topics like stance on AI-art are not tolerated. 4. We will block and remove any members who are not showing the right ethos to protect our positive group. ​ Have a question, suggestion or need a bit more information, please always feel like you can CONTACT us and ask - we are here to help!
  • The event is sold out are there resale tickets?
    We use Tixel for any resale.
  • Can I sell a dress in the group?
    No. There are no sales in the group. we used to have this option however we removed it to avoid scams.
  • Can I organise a meetup with members of the group via the group?
    We do not allow real-life catch-up's via the group. Although we do our best to vet the members, we look out for your safety and do not allow this. If you want to have a deeper connection with members we have our paid membership group that allows for this type of interaction as the members are vetted and limited. Read more about it here.
  • I am an author can I advertise my book in the group?
    Any commercial posts will be declined. If you would like to sell into the group please email for our advertising packages.
  • Who are the moderators?
    The moderators are volunteers who help manage the page and what posts and comments are allowed. If you would like to apply for a moderator role please use the Contact Us page. Moderators are also often the lead volunteers at events.
  • Why do you have a no thumbs down rule?
    We do not allow any negativity in the group; even something as small as a thumbs down might negatively affect a members mental state. Members not able to comply will be suspended or removed in order to keep our group a safe positive space.
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