Friday night at 8 will be our annual English Regency
dance, hosted by Lunacon's West Coast friend (and '01 Fan Guest of
Honor) John Hertz. Learn and try ballroom dancing of 200 years ago, the
age of Jane Austen and Beau Brummell. Period costume? Previous
experience? Welcome but not required. If you really want to get ready,
you can read up Georgette Heyer's Regency romances, or Patrick
O'Brian's sea stories -- or Jane Austen, of course. We've scheduled
this before the Steampunk Ball, so if you like you can do both.
Lunacon and The Heinlein Society, in cooperation with
the New York Blood Center, present the first Lunacon Blood Drive. The
Blood Drive will be on Saturday, in the hotel parking lot, from 11am -
4:30pm. Please check back for further details.
Dancing in the Gears!
Attention all aeronauts, aethernauts, lady and gentleman
adventurers, mad scientists, inventors, and other Steampunks and
Join us at 10:00 PM Friday night in the Grand Ballroom
time-traveling formal evening at the Steampunk Ball! Become
part of the living clockwork of Victorian and Victorian-inspired set
dances and spin madly with your partner to romantic waltzes and lively
No previous experience is needed; all dances will be
taught by dance mistress Susan de Guardiola.
Music will be an eclectic mix of modern and nineteenth
century. Steampunk, neo-Victorian, or Victorian costume encouraged and
admired, but not required.
Airships and time machines should be parked outside the
ballroom. No sabers, ray guns, or clanks permitted on the dance floor.
Here's your chance to dazzle or be dazzled by costumes
of the past, the future and the never-was. Come to the Lunacon
Masquerade... or be part of it. Let your imagination soar! Bring to
life your favorite character from an SF/Fantasy novel or movie, or
create an original character from the depths of your own mind. Amaze or
amuse us, horrify or delight us. Put on a costume and give it a try!
The Lunacon 2009 Masquerade will be held on Saturday
night. It will start with a division for young fans (12 & under).
These costumes can be made by the children themselves or by adults
(Praise to Mommy!). A panel of experts using a system based on skill
levels will judge adult costumers. These divisions are Novice,
Journeyman, Craftsman and Master level. Fan photographers are welcome.
Weapons will not be allowed in the Lunacon 2009
Masquerade. Please refer to the Convention's Weapons Policy.
We openly encourage hall costumes with the following
provisos. Nudity is NOT a costume and if your costume is a bit
revealing, we ask that you cover yourself in the public areas of the
hotel which include the lobby, the restaurants and the bar. Panels on
costuming and related topics will be included in the programming.
For further details on the Masquerade, or to volunteer
to help contact us atMasquerade.