London, UK (April, 2023) – Thames Con welcomes fans of Jim Henson’s classic Labyrinth (1986) to West Wycombe Park in Buckinghamshire, UK for a fantasy-filled weekend on September 9-10, 2023. Movie buffs may recognise the beautiful venue from the opening scene of the film, where Sarah says the iconic words ‘through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City’. Tickets are available now on the ‘Labyrinth Experience & Masked Ball’ website by clicking [here].
Fans that purchase a ‘Jareth’ or ‘Sarah’ Pass can attend the enchanting masquerade and enjoy live performances and music whilst mingling with special guests and dancing the night away. For those who would rather enjoy the family friendly day-time activities, there are also day and weekend tickets available.
Zay Mirmalek, CEO of Thames Con, organiser of the Labyrinth Experience & Masked Ball, promises that the event will be a ‘fun, nostalgic and immersive experience, providing the perfect opportunity for Labrinth cosplayers to pose for a photo in the real-life filming location!’ The event also includes a cosplay competition with special guest judges to be announced.
Mirmalek adds “Jim Henson created a coming-of-age masterpiece that fills viewers with joy, enchantment, and a sense of belonging. At the Labyrinth Experience & Masked Ball, we aim to recreate some of that magic and not only celebrate the film, but also Jim’s birthday!” Jim Henson would have been 87 on 24th September 2023.
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth (1986), directed by Jim Henson and written by Terry Jones is a musical fantasy film, based on the conceptual designs by legendary fantasy artist Brian Froud and executive produced by Star Wars creator George Lucas. Plot: Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), a teenager with an active imagination, summons the Goblins to take her baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, Sarah must follow him into a fantastical world to rescue him from the Goblin King (David Bowie). Guarding his castle is the labyrinth itself, a twisted maze of deception, populated with outrageous characters and unknown dangers. To get through it in time to save Toby (Toby Froud), Sarah befriends the creatures in the Labyrinth, in hopes that their loyalty isn’t just another illusion in a place where nothing is as it seems!
Labyrinth has become a popular cult classic inspiring cosplayers, artists, creators, and musicians around the globe.
About Thames Con
Founded in 2017, Thames Con is an independent events management company based in Oxford, U.K, and organiser of ‘The Great Con-Junction’ events; officially licensed Dark Crystal Conventions. It sets itself apart by working closely with its partners, judiciously selecting locations and attractions that are embedded in the DNA of the intellectual property Thames Con events celebrate, to provide authentic and unforgettable experiences for fans. Following the success of ‘The Great Con-Junction’ the company aims to continue its successful venture into the beloved franchises of our collective childhoods, promoting and reigniting passionate fans around the world.
About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 65 years and is recognized as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics, and digital animation. The Company’s most recent credits include the Academy Award-winning Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio for Netflix, the Emmy®-winning Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock for Apple TV+, and the film The Portable Door for MGM+. Other television credits include Slumberkins, Harriet the Spy and Fraggle Rock: Rock On!, all for Apple TV+, Word Party for Netflix, Earth to Ned for Disney+, and the Emmy-winning Netflix Original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Other TV productions include Dinosaur Train (PBS), Splash and Bubbles (PBS), Sid the Science Kid (PBS), and Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), as well as Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller, and the sci-fi series Farscape. Feature film credits include The Star (Sony Pictures Animation), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible and No Good, Very Bad Day (Disney), and the fantasy classics The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.
Zay Mirmalek/ Thames Con
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