Time Travelers Ball
Atlanta, GA - May 2, 2009
by Dan Hollifield
The first ever Time Traveler's Ball was held this past weekend in
Atlanta. A steampunk event presented by the Atlanta-area TerminuSteam
group, this was one of the best conventions that it has been my
pleasure to attend. The organizers of the event deserve a huge round of
applause for the near flawless functioning of everything concerned with
the convention. Indeed, it was such a success that next year it will be
expanding to a three-day con rather than this year's one day con.
The hotel and the staff were charming and helpful, to say the least.
The hotel itself was clean and bright and beautiful. The rooms were
quite nice, the beds comfortable, and the housekeeping staff went out
of their way to make our stay as perfect as it could be made.
As for the presentations, every one I was able to attend was not only
informative, but delightfully relaxed and fun. Every one of the
presenters is to be congratulated on their efforts. As are all of the
vendors in the Huxter's room. Your wares are astounding!
The musicians who attended put on some awesome performances. I had
several jaw-dropping moments listening to all of you. I stood, amazed,
enraptured while you played, and wished that I could add your music to
my personal library.
The folks who attended the Ball continually made me envious of your
outfits, your good manners, and the way you made me feel as if I were a
member of your extended family. I salute you, each and every one of
you. I had many, many interesting conversations with you. You are a joy
to be around.
To sum up; If you weren't at the Time Traveler's Ball, you missed out.
If you were there, you don't need me to tell you what a fantastic time
was had there. Many new friends were made, many old friends were
reunited, and much happiness was shared. To mis-quote Stan Lee, "Make
Mine TerminuSteam!" The Southern steampunk fandom is without a doubt
the cream of the crop. Take a bow, folks. Each and every one of you
deserves the highest of accolades. This observer hereby declares the
first Time Travelers Ball a resounding success. Looking forward to next
year. Hope to see you all there again!
© 2009 Daniel L. Hollifield
Dan Hollifield is the senior editor of Aphelion.
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