My lovely wife and I had a wonderful time last weekend. Anachrocon was a blast, but it went by way too quickly. It was small enough so that there was time to just sit around and talk. I had conversations ranging from health care to the merits of Gorilla glue- from whether Verne was steampunk, to electric motors and gear ratios. We heard great music and danced with ," Play it with Moxie," ,"Denim Arcade," and ,"The Extraordinary Contraptions." "Moxie," is a blues/jazz/swing/jive band. It reminded the two of us just how much we love swing dance and that we really ought to do it more often."Demin," is an unembarrassed 80s cover band and they cover it well. "The Contraptions" are sort of a guitar rock band with a steampunk flavor.
The panels ranged from the serious sort about gender roles in Steampunk lit, to the subject of steampunk super heroes. I think one of my next projects is going to be a steampunk "Shoveler" from "Mystery Men."
I also have to work on my metal helmet; it kept ending up askew on my head when I got sweaty- which is often when you are wearing a leather vest and a "Theronal fluid ignition and ejection" pack on your back.