If in doubt, raise your hands – it distracts from your feet
The infamous scarf dance…
Co-chair Donna Hanson joins in the fun
Donna and Patty partner with the Earthly Delights gentlemen for a spot of the quick shoe shuffle
Polonaise is not the same as mayonnaise
Under you go!
Such a gorgeous banquet spread…and that’s before the food arrived!
Arghhh…I don’t stretch that far!
The Conflux 9 Regency Banquet was held on Saturday night in the ballroom of the Rydges Capital Hill in Canberra.
With entertainment from Earthly Delights, the nearly 70 ball-goers minueted and reeled their way through a delightful evening.
While the dancing and costumes were charming, the undoubted highlight of the evening was the sumptuous Regency feast* prepared by the hotel’s chefs according to recipes created by Conflux’s own Gillian Polack.
* Your correspondent, dear readers, is still feeling fabulously full from feasting. If you should hear no more from me, it is because I have expired. Do not be sad, dear readers, for I shall have died quite content.
So, you’ve signed up for the Steampunk High Tea at 3pm on Thursday, 25 April 2013. It’s just over three months away (gasp!) and you haven’t got your costume sorted. The Con’s interview with Richard Harland (in PR #4) might have given you some thoughts, but now it’s time to get serious and start work on your masterpiece. You can re-use all or parts of your costume for the Junkyard Cathedral party on Saturday, 27 April, so this is a great investment of your time (not to mention productive procrastination from that WIP that’s causing so much writerly angst).
If you’re like me and need a little more stimulation to get the costume ideas flowing, here are some links worth investigating (and I’ve included text, imagery and videos to ensure those of you who like visual stimulation best!):
That should be plenty of inspiration to get you started. Please feel free to add relevant links in the comments section below. You can never have too many prompts (or opportunities for productive procrastination)!