DarkConDarkCon 2014

DarkCon is a fantasy, science fiction, media and gaming convention that was held at the Phoenix Airport Marriott in Arizona in January.  The convention was a mixture of steampunk costuming and make-and-take workshops, along with all manner of gaming and many special events.  Daytime events included sci-fi movie screenings, role-playing gaming and poker tournaments, while the evenings were filled with adult-themed workshops and parties. 

The convention broke ground Thursday evening with the Grand Opening Gala featuring world music band Traveler. This is a band that Iíve had the pleasure to see perform many times, each time finding something new. 

Friday offered a full day of gaming, as well as a vendorís room with a variety of merchandize.  Evening festivities included a steampunk charity poker tournament to benefit The Peace Fund, with special guest actor/director Adrian Paul (AKA Duncan McCloud from the series "Highlander").  The sci-fi film festival was in full swing and there was a steampunk party with the Keltic Cowboys performing up a toe tapping array of classic Celtic music.  Later into the evening you could find the adult (18+) crowd attending seminars that ranged from BDSM & the law, to fighting for sexual freedom.

Saturday proved to be the busiest with once again 24-hour gaming, shopping with the vendors and a Q & A with Actor Adrian Paul, as well as an autograph & photo op with the actor.  Activities included make-and-take seminars and a film festival and adult seminars continued once again after convention hours, as well as a Time Lordís Ball Ė a celebration of "Dr. Who" fans.

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DaBelly Host:
Sara Lambeth

Filmed On Location By:
Dave Schwartz
Phoenix Airport Marriott - Phoenix,,  AZ


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