1) went to Steampunk World's Fair. It was good fun -- the reading went well, was especially pleased to see Genevieve and to listen to her read (her book is going to be awesome!) It was also great to see Tempest, John Joseph Adams, Stephen Segal (who actually arranged the readings), and Rebecca. Also met some nice new folks.
We also attended the steampunk fashion show. Apart from the announcer (note to self: while hosting a fashion show, avoid leering and using words like 'delicious' and 'scrumptious' -- women are not food), the show was really cool. I was sitting next to a column, behind several rows, so picture quality is not great. The full set of pictures is here, but here's a few to give you an idea:
Also, I realized that adventure comics are not, in fact, bastions of cultural sensitivity:
2) My irises are blooming again: