Glamorous, dazzling, imaginative. Steamcon V was a three-day event at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, focused entirely on the Steampunk Genre, and it took its theme seriously. Each year, the organizers take great care in having every part of this convention reflect the idea of steampunk - from the vendors in the “mercantile,” to the panels and parties, right down to the games that we had featured in the tabletop library. The people walking around in costumes were wondrous and beautiful. This was my first ever Steamcon, and while I was mostly happily helping out around the games area, I felt like I had gotten to experience a whole new sort of event.
Join me as I explore all the things I loved about Steamcon, and all the things I was critical of!