I had the opportunity again this year to attend Salt City Steamfest with the wonderful Xchyler Publishing authors of Utah. (The picture above features Kelly Olsen–our local convention sponsor who happens to be a very clever real estate agent and knows just where to find the perfect Victorian-era home for you in Utah; John Olsen, Scott Tarbet, Jay Barnson, Julie Barnson, and Scott Taylor. And me. :-).
Steampunk fans really love what they do, and the cosplay at these events is creative and often elaborate. There were fantastic and interesting booths to explore this year as well, from fossils and reptiles on display, to the costume and gadget vendors, to the harpist and other entertainers who helped create a delightful atmosphere. It was fun to be among you all once again.
I wasn’t on panels this round, but it was nice to relax back at the booth and reconnect with my friends and colleagues. We–Jay, Kelly, and I–had a particularly fun time teasing Candace Thomas (who stopped by the convention briefly to peruse corsets) about her visceral aversion to green pear taffy (“Pear is poison,” she says). (If you feel so inclined, you can watch the video that we authors have been enjoying for our own entertainment here on Facebook: http://fb.me/79VajjeZ1)
Thanks for another great event, Salt City Steamfest! Until next summer!