Michael and Theresa Contos found these tiki coolers, and he used colorful model paints to decorate them festively. Michael remembered us from AniZona earlier this year.
( People were ready to start partying again Saturday afternoon... )
( Saturday evening, down on the lawn, the Devil-ettes were dancing on stage... )
Saturday night was the last night to party. A number of rooms were open for "after parties" meaning after the music and burlesque show is over for the night. So they opened at 10:00 pm or so. (In sci-fi or anime convention terms, think "after the masquerade.")
( At the Smuggler's Cove party I met Rebecca Cate and Martin Cate... )
( Tangaroa-Ru had a party, on the ground floor, that I'd wanted to check out, and I'm glad I did -- she was serving up Mai Tai Jell-O... )
( ''It's okay, I'm a mermaid'' (and other elevator snapshots)... )
On Sunday, I took a look at the newly-built ballrooms at the Crowne Plaza. They haven't finished getting the access ramp ready, so if you're on wheels you'll need to go around to the other side. They also haven't added any new tiki decorations.
Dixie Von Trixie was in the indoor dealers room with the "Wear it Again Sam" booth.
King Kukulele was on the phone, and had swapped shirts with Otto. Kukulele is the convention's toastmaster. "Otto Von Stroheim" is the chair of the whole convention.
Otto had Kukulele's shirt, because he wanted to look sharp for an interview. I didn't catch the name of the photographer or the interviewer.
And shortly after that I ran out of battery juice. Rather than fish a fresh set of out my luggage, we opted to head for home.
Next: preview of our Guests of Honor and a picnic in the park.