Farewell to Anachrocon: A Grand sendoff

From Friday to Sunday, February 14-16, the final Anachrocon took place. While the loss was somewhat soothed by the news that our dear friends Bill Harrison is moving his Atlanta Steampunk Exposition to February 13 -15  next year, we are going to miss our AnacheoCon, which we have attended for the past 11 years as press.

It has never failed to be delightful, first under Cindy Macleod and then for the last seven years under Amber Anglin. Over the years we have enjoyed car shows, many musical performances, marvelous costumes. tea parties, and many panels on science, literature, and history. We have peeked into costuming and fabrication and dabbled a bit in gaming. We have made many friends we will miss and hope to see somewhere at some other convention. We would not have missed it for anything.

We will miss you, Anachrocon In 2017, I wrote in Blogcritics that “AnachroCon is “a thrill for the brain as well as a rest for the soul.” And it was that from beginning to end. Huzzah!

Image may contain: one or more people, people on stage, people standing and indoorThe T-Tones photo by Takesi Akamatsu

AnachroCon 2019 Feb. 15-17

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Dr. Mozingo-Gorman

From February 15-17 at the Atlanta Airport Hilton the past and the present visually collided, with ladies in bustles and men in suit pant and vests rubbing elbows with others in jeans and sweaters, It was time for AnachroCon, the convention for fans of time travel, history, science, literature, and science fiction.  There were subject areas (‘tracks”) for all of these, and kids’ programming as well. Families and individuals could also play in the game room at any time, day or night. Vendors sold jewelry, books, leather goods, and clothing. It was a marvelous time!

The guests sharing their knowledge in presentations this year included author Stephanie Osborn and her husband who created balloon hats and animals for all the children and some adults  Lee Martindale was there, an author and beloved staple of Atlanta conventions. Others who fans look forward to each year are astronomer and mead maker Philip Sacco and Dr. Dea Mozingo-Gorman, a forensic anthropologist who shared glimpses into the far distant past.

For those whose interest lies in cosplay, there were tracks for costuming and fabrication. Dr. Who fans had their own track. There were dances and music from special guest Tuatha Dea. There was even a car show!

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There was so much more to see in do during these three magical days. AnachroCon happens every year around this time. If you’ve ever wanted to travel in time, plan to attend next year!