Yule Ball Magic

The annual Yule Ball event apparated into the Imperial Ballroom at the Marriott on Saturday night. This Harry Potter-themed event was a ton of fun for all ages—at least until 10PM—as the DJ spun the top songs from the ’80s, ’90s, and now.

This ball looked elegant, the room adorned with chandeliers, table decorations, and balloons. As soon as the music started, the dancing began. The children dancing was probably the most endearing sight. Joy and excitement were evident on their young faces. The adults were just as excited to be on the floor letting loose and having a great time.

More than half of the ball attendees were dressed in various forms of a Harry Potter theme, wizards and witches galore. A YA Lit costume showcase at 9:30PM featured some of the best and brightest examples.

If you missed the party this year, make sure to mark it in the app when it is available next year. This magical event is not to be missed.

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Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together. Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced. Her current adventure working as a high school English professor turned Media Specialist, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include several short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. With multiple degrees, she has a passion for learning and exploring new venues. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con. Check out her new website (www.amandafaith.net) or on Instagram (@dramandafaith)