Belly Dance, Cosplay & Comic Con

July 18 (11-9) & 19 (11-8) 2020

The place to be on July 18 and 19 2020 is Carnival of Stars. This 17th annual Fantasy Convention is fun for both adults and children. It combines, dance performances, free dance classes, a cosplay contest, comic book artists, and one of a kind vendors with treasures from around the world.

 On Saturday the hours are from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, on Sunday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Elks Lodge at 2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda 94501. There is a parking garage and, on Sunday, free parking on Park Avenue. Both are an easy walking distance to the Elks Lodge.

Tickets are: $20 adults, $10 seniors (60+), $6 children over 5, and free for children 5 and under.  CASH ONLY.

We have three levels of activities. The Main Stage on the upper level has dance soloists & troupe performances providing continuous entertainment starting at 12:00 pm on both days. It also has a wine and champagne bar. On Sunday, the Cosplay costume contest will have characters from Sci Fi to historical and fantasy characters competing with wonderful prizes and trophies awarded, as well as Sausan's Baklava. The contest rules are on participant information page

The Cabaret Stage on the lower level has live music and wonderful food with table seating.

The Lobby, on both Saturday and Sunday will have continuous free 20 min. belly dance classes every hour on the hour for those of you who are interested in learning belly dance.

The producer of the Carnival of Stars is Pepper Alexandria, a longtime professional dancer, costume creator, comic book artist, dance troupe director and teacher, and producer of festivals. Her troupe of dancers specializes in the folkloric Ghawazee style of Egypt.  Pepper Alexandria is a regular guest on Creature Features. The other producers of the show are Melody Burns and Kathy Trewin, as well as our many wonderful volunteers.



Highlights from 2018














See highlights and interviews from 2019 at:



Alameda Elks Lodge

2255 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

Adults $20, Children under 12 $6 (Cash Only) (.org)

Pepper Alexandria 510/548-6128