The Chicago Vampire Ball is an annual celebration for vampires, by vampires, held within the secrecy of an authentic Chicago speakeasy for one night only. The highlight of the event is be the Queen Vampire Pageant. 13 applicants will display their talents and claim their reign but only one will be voted Queen by the assembled night-walkers.

To claim the crown, you must run the gauntlet!

Applicants must run the gauntlet of activities in order to be selected as Queen Vampire. The gauntlet consists of three tasks that must be flawlessly executed, in full view of the assembled coterie of vampires. They are...


  • Announce your primacy in an Opening Statement.

  • Demonstrate your power with a Display of Talent. 

  • Transform from your Common Look to your Queen Look. 

Voting will follow. One vote per patron. A power block of votes will also be cast by our celebrity judge and a trio of vampiric elders. The votes will be tallied on the premises and the Queen will receive her crown at the event! All decisions by the Viceroy are permanent and unquestionable.


The Queen will have her rewards.

The Chicago Queen Vampire will enjoy...


  • The Queen Vampire's Crown and Sash and a bouquet of Night Roses.

  • Exclusive seating on the Queen's Throne.

  • A $200 Cash Prize (of mortal currency).

  • A signed copy of Laura L. Enright's Chicago Vampire books.

  • Open bar tab until the sun comes up.

  • Boudoir photo shoot with Flirty Boudoir

  • Permanent display of her portrait for eternity. 

  • A place of honor in the next year's Vampire Ball.


Registration for Queen Vampire  is not guarantee of selection. Applicants must attend a mandatory orientation meeting at The Hyde on Sunday, Oct. 13th at noon. Applicants do not have to purchase a ticket to the Ball. That's covered in the registration fee.

13 Candidates have been chosen for 2019.
Registration for Queen has closed. 

"Who Will Wear The Crown?"


"13 Dark Acolytes will pledge to be the queen. No more. No less.

Their talents, will they demonstrate, to the assembled brethren. 
Their look, will they display, in all their ebony finery. 
Rose red drops will be the vote of the brethren. 
The Word will be the vote of the King.
At last, the Queen of the Night will be chosen.
An Onyx crown upon her brow.
Long Live The Queen."

The Prophesy of "Mad" Jack Battallon,
Pope Invictus of the Chicago Vampire Enclave (1392 - 1986, AD.) 

The CHICAGO VAMPIRE BALL will be held at 

The Hyde Speakeasy

(5115 S. Harper St.)

PHONE: 773-242-9423

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