New From Across the Pandora World
The big news this week is all about the third annual Midsummer Masquerade. Held July 21st at Loveland Castle this is your chance to experience a night of magic, dancing, and costumes in an actual castle. Juggling and fire-breathing, belly dancing and aerial performers, music and drinking, this event has it all. Not only is the night going to be amazing and fun, it will also be the location of the Pandoracon Crowns Competition.
As you may know, a big part of the Pandoracon experience will be the games and contests woven through the weekend. In these games individuals will compete not only for their own glory but also for the glory of their house. Each guest will be assigned to one of four houses; hearts, diamonds, clubs or spades. Pandoracon is looking for some special Queens or Kings to serve as Crown and lead one of the House of Cards. In order to choose the best individuals for the job, a Crown Competition will be held at the Midsummer Masquerade. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Crown fill out this form ASAP.
While you are waiting for the Midsummer Masquerade there are still plenty of chances for you to dress up with your friends. This weekend is the Kentucky Renaissance Fair‘s Steampunk weekend. Guests dressed in steampunk fashion will get $2 off their admission on Saturday and Sunday. Aloysius Fox of the Steampunk Symposium will be there all weekend organizing the costume contest and other steampunk shenanigans. Several members of the League of Cincinnati Steampunks and Airship Passepartout will be stopping by over the course of the weekend. If you’ve never been to the Kentucky Ren Fair before, let me tell you that you will love it. There are lots of trees and shade and a great variety of performers all day, including Pickled Brother Circus. There is a particularly intrepid group of steampunks who are going to the ren fair during the day and then driving over to Lexington that night for a big Ford Theater Reunion concert at The Green Lantern. Two members of the band are leaving so this is you last chance to see the current incarnation of FTR.
Cincinnati is full of baseball history and this weekend you can see a little of that baseball history in action. The Norwood Highlanders Base Ball Club plays old-timey baseball right here in Cincinnati. Their season opener is this Sunday at historic Dorl Field in Norwood where the Higlanders will take on the Champion City Reapers at 1 pm. Get out there and cheer on your local anachronistic sports team. Wear red to show your team spirit!
Got anything else fun to recommend this weekend? Tell us about it in the comments.