December 13th, 2010

socks and cat

Why can't the Mercury use the name "Vampire Ball"?

I noticed that the person who runs the Vampire Ball in Portland asked the Mercury not to call their New Year's Eve party a Vampire Masquerade New Year's Eve Ball. So the Merc changed the name to just Masquerade Ball. There goes the fun vampire theme.

I really appreciate all the hard work and effort the organizer of the Portland Vampire Ball puts into her event. It's a truly stressful job and she certainly deserves ownership of the name Portand Vampire Ball. But I don't understand why she wants or is requesting ownership of the name in a city that is 3 hours away from her. How would a tiny little members only club in another state holding it's own vampire ball impact her event?