Gregory G. H. Rihn (milwaukeesfs) wrote,
Gregory G. H. Rihn
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TeslaCon 2, Day 3

Sunday morning, we got breakfast again at the hotel restaurant, this time off the menu: omelet for me, Belgian waffle for Georgie, both pretty good.

We stopped in on Lord Bobbin's presentation, then went on to "Magic and Occultism in History and Steampunk," which was a nice presentation, but could have been broken down into two, one on "history", focusing on the Order of the Golden Dawn, etc., and the Spiritualist movement, to name a few, and one on incorporating (or not) magic into Steampunk. As it was, topics were touched lightly on, which went well for an audience on Sunday morning.

At 11:30 AM, we caught the action segment of "The Dragon's Tear,"--the third installment of the ongoing plot--, then went across the hall for "Scientists, Inventors, and Naturalists of the Victorian Age," which was a companion to the "Explorers" panel of the previous day and similarly formatted. This actually had what was to me more new information, perhaps because a lot of the interesting scientists are more obscure than interesting soldiers--.

At one, we went to the Closing Ceremonies, carefully choosing an escape route in case things got too loud. This time, that didn't happen, so we got to see and hear the latest developments in the struggle between Lord Bobbins and the fiendish Dr. Proctocus--to be continued next year!

We were rather tired due to not having slept very well--the Sheraton is a nice hotel, but the beds are 'executive hard', and there was a noisy open-door party down the hall from us Friday night--so we ducked out and made our way home.

All in all, TeslaCon 2 was a very good time for us, and we joined almost a third of attendees in signing up for next year, when Lord Bobbins & Co. will be going on a voyage to the Moon!

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Tags: conventions, steampunk, teslacon
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