On Saturday, Clif and I took our awning and our books to the Steampunk Festival in Dexter, Maine. The word hot is in the title of this post, and I mean it quite literally. By mid-afternoon, the temperature was 87°F, and not to put too fine a point on it, but we were all a little on the warm side, especially as the humidity was in the same range.
No matter! We sold a good number of books, met some creative people, and even had a couple of dog buddies visit us.
Here are some scenes from the festival.
Visitors were greeted by this fellow. (Is it me, or is he just a teeny-weensy bit scary? As in, don’t get on his bad side.)
In kilt and costume is Darin Beaulieu, one of the organizers of the festival.
Then there were the pirates, an important part of any event.
But best of all were the two dog buddies, Arlo and Cedar, who belonged to the family of the vendors right next to us. When we were asked if the dogs could rest in the shade of our awning, what do you think we said?
Not surprisingly, Clif’s The Wave of Time and my Maya and the Book of Everything are a good fit for this kind of festival. While our books don’t belong in the Steampunk genre, they are fantasies that feature time travel, and people who are drawn to Steampunk are also drawn to our books.
So when we caught wind of another Steampunk Festival in Kennebunk in August, Clif said, “Let’s go!”
And so we will.