There will be seven dances at the 2011 Worldcon, Renovation – and nearly all will have a theme that challenges fans to dress in appropriate costume. Plan to haul along an extra trunk of 19th century duds and futuristic uniforms!
Steampunk is Thursday’s theme, with a Victorian Steampunk Tea Dance in the afternoon and The Girl Genius Ball that evening hosted by the creators of Girl Genius, Phil and Kaja Foglio.
Over the remaining days of the con there will be Regency Period themed dances, a Toon Town Hop, with vintage and modern cartoon music, and a Serenity Space Western Ball, inspired by the TV Series Firefly.
The full press release follows the jump.
PRESS RELEASE #29
Renovation Announces Dance Program Featuring Girl Genius Grand Ball
Renovation, The 69th World Science Fiction Convention,
Reno, Nevada – August 17-21, 2011
Postal queries to: RCFI, PO Box 13278, Portland, OR 97213-0278
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Reno, Nevada, USA – Renovation, the 69th Worldcon, is delighted to announce that Dance Masters James and Cathleen Myers of PEERS (the Period Events and Entertainments Re-Creation Society) will be presenting a series of memorable dances throughout the convention.
The dance program will open on Thursday with a Victorian Steampunk Tea Dance in the afternoon followed by the Girl Genius Ball in the evening. We are particularly pleased that this Ball will be hosted by the creators of Girl Genius, Phil and Kaja Foglio (www.girlgeniusonline.com).
Friday will focus on the Regency Period, with a Tea Dance in the afternoon and a Regency Grand Ball in the evening. There will also be a late night Club Dance after midnight.
On Saturday afternoon, fans can let their hair down at the more informal Toon Town Hop, with vintage and modern cartoon music.
Finally, Sunday will bring browncoats and other space travellers together for the Serenity Space Western Ball, inspired by the TV Series Firefly.
All dances will be called or taught, and no previous experience is required. Costumes will be admired by all, but are also not required.
For more information on all of the Renovation dances, see www.renovationsf.org/music-dances.php.
Renovation is the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”). The first Worldcon occurred in New York City in 1939 and Worldcons have been held annually since then except for 1942-45 when there was no event due to World War II. Renovation’s Guests of Honor are Ellen Asher, Charles N. Brown (in memoriam), Tim Powers and Boris Vallejo.
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