Saloncon 2008: Adventure! Excitement! Romance! Sleep deprivation!

I didn't get a whole lot of sleep last Thursday night due to getting ready for Saloncon 2008 and general problems getting a decent amount of rest these days. I think that part of it's the unusually high pollen count in the DC area right now and part of it's the air conditioning filter in the apartment (which Lyssa is having fixed today due to the fact that we can't get into the locked room in which the air conditioner is installed). Also, wedding stress is starting to mount with the end more than an month away. At any rate …

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The playlist for Saloncon 2007, as of two hours before showtime.


  1. The Cruxshadows - Sophia (Here I Am Club Mix)

  2. Razed in Black - Blush

  3. Covenant - We Stand Alone

  4. VNV Nation - Dark Angel

  5. E Nomine - Mitternacht (Extended Version)

  6. Colony 5 - Suicidal

  7. Projekt Pitchfork - Timekiller

  8. The Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia, My Reflection

  9. Depeche Mode - Strangelove

  10. David Bowie - As The World Falls Down (from Labyrinth)

  11. Tangerine Dream - The Dance (from Legend)

  12. Moulin Rouge - El Tango de Roxanne

  13. Marc Shaiman - The Addams Family Tango

  14. Loreena McKinnett - The Mummer's Dance (Single version)

  15. The Changelings - Earthquake At Versalles

  16. Birthday Massacre - The Dream

  17. The Dreamside featuring Rogue - Open Your Eyes

  18. The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes

  19. Iris - Hell's Coming With Me …
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Saloncon 2007: Culture, fashion, and panic.

This weekend just passed, Lyssa, Laurelinde, and I journeyed northward to the state of New Jersey to join friends and colleagues at Saloncon, a one day convention (sort of) that celebrates the finer things in life, such as dressing well for the sake of dressing well, refinement, politeness, and a chance to show off all the nifty things that we've been building in our basements all year. I say that the convention is 'sort of' one day because the festivities actually began on Friday night with the steampunk meet and greet at the hotel's sports bar and ended on Sunday …

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