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I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Steampunk Mini-Con Downtown Library

I attended a "Steampunk Mini-Con" at the Oklahoma City Downtown Library today.

I meet many interesting people; several of whom are pictured here. I also heard a presentation on games from the Victorian era and even got to make a "steampunk toy", which I unfortunately left behind (sob).

Here are some of the folks who came in costume:

Kit Holley and Mandy Cole with daughter
Caterra King, Shadowleaf Joyce, and Nikki Watson
Anna and Ryan McKinley
Ryan has authored two Steampunk books: The Pirate Bride and The Lost Crew

Heather Copple, Samantha Royka, and Matt Copple

Zenon Awful (that's the name he gave me)
Xander

Olivia, Andrew, and Nicholas
Cat and I had a great time. I learned a good deal made some good contacts.  I hope that some of these become good friends.

I  am looking forward to Octopodicon, a much bigger Steampunk convention, or "Con" that will happen October 5-7 at the Magnuson Hotel in Oklahoma City.  For more information, you can go to  http://octopodicon.org

2 comments:

octopodicon said...

There is a slight typo in the OctopodiCon address, it's http://octopodicon.org.

Thanks, and we're so glad you liked it. I know where your awesome softie is and can have it for you at OctopodiCon!

Thanks,
Noddy

Lynn Green said...

Thanks, it is misprinted on the book mark? That's what I used when I wrote it. Yes, I do want my toy! Thanks for saving it. I'll be there.