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
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
(Our artist guest of honor was a member of this fine group, as well)
There were wondrous contraptions:
There were extradordinary weapons, large and small
(our vice-chair, Diana Vick)
And other extraordinary sights
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
And when it was all done there was much collapsing in extraordinary exhaustion
To close, my badge with my ribbon collection for the weekend:
In order, they are:
Oooh! Shiny! the official vendor ribbon
My Thrift-Fu is Mighty! my personal ribbon
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!