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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