Sunday, October 25, 2009

SteamCon 2009 Recap

What a weekend! Wonderful, fantastic, magical, a true flight of fancy. A year and a half in the planning, and such a joy to watch unfold. There were a few snags, of course, as the database and program decided to not cooperate for registration, and all the panel rooms were full sauna ahead (appropriate, maybe?)

I spent the majority of the convention in the dealer's room, of course, but still had many a delightful conversation with folks who passed through. There was the chance to spend time with friends that I see not often enough, and new and delightful acquaintances made.

Some of the wonders I beheld:

There were finely dressed ladies

Seattle SteamCon 2009

Seattle SteamCon 2009

Seattle SteamCon 2009 (
This was an extraordinary occurrence for me, a picture of the lovely lady who bought a parasol from me on Friday to match this dress that she wore on Saturday
)

And there were finely dressed gents

Seattle SteamCon 2009

Seattle SteamCon 2009

Seattle SteamCon 2009

Seattle SteamCon 2009

(Our artist guest of honor was a member of this fine group, as well)

Seattle SteamCon 2009

Elegant couples:

Seattle SteamCon 2009

Seattle SteamCon 2009

Seattle SteamCon 2009

There were wondrous contraptions:

Seattle SteamCon 2009

Seattle SteamCon 2009

Seattle SteamCon 2009

Seattle SteamCon 2009

Seattle SteamCon 2009

There were extradordinary weapons, large and small

Seattle SteamCon 2009
(our vice-chair, Diana Vick)

Seattle SteamCon 2009

And other extraordinary sights

Seattle SteamCon 2009 this gentleman was walking around the vendors' room balancing this red glass ball on his head

It's all sorted out now and packed up or recycled

Seattle SteamCon 2009

And when it was all done there was much collapsing in extraordinary exhaustion

Seattle SteamCon 2009

To close, my badge with my ribbon collection for the weekend:

SteamCon 2009 in Seattle

In order, they are:

Oooh! Shiny! the official vendor ribbon
My Thrift-Fu is Mighty! my personal ribbon
Victorian Adventurer
Around the World in 80 Panels
Steampunk needs historical accuracy like a dirigible needs a goldfish
Partying like it's 1899
I'll be exploring the Aether at the Steampunk Exhibition Ball
All Geared Up!
Airship Pirates Rule the Skies!

And now to bed!

2 comments:

Michele said...

Wow looks like you had fun and glad it was a success, it definitely brought you back to those times of the past.

Dashery Jewelry said...

Looks like it was a fab event!