The Promenade

The Promenade will have several special activities happening in it, some are stationary and will be there the entire weekend, some are temporary. The stationary events/exhibits will be:  Registration, Weapons Check Station, the Sky Marshalls’ Charity Jail and Bail, a model steam train exhibit, several exhibits from Airships, and the Yearbook Photo Booth.

Everyone is encouraged to have their Class Photo taken – there is no cost to having the photo taken, but if you wish, you may buy copies of the photo, and to pre-order the print copy of the yearbook for $40 ( we need to sell at least 100 copies to be able to offer the yearbooks in hardcover, full color at this amazing price – and I say amazing because the yearbooks I buy each year cost between $60 and $75). This photo will appear in the OctopodiCon Yearbook, which will be available digitally shortly after OctopodiCon, and in print hopefully in time for Christmas.

The Big Event, the much anticipated Airship Race, will be on Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  This will happen in the Promenade around a set course.  At 10:00 am, a table be set up where you may select the airship racing team you wish to support. At 10:30 am, the racing course will be cleared, and you may secure a place along the route to cheer on your favorite crew.  The Race ends at 1:00 pm, and the winner will be announced at Commencement and given a trophy and cash prize.

Other events that will be set up for short periods of time (usually 45 – 55 minutes) will be fencing bouts from the Victorian Fencing Society, an exhibit of an 11 foot blimp designed by a Goodyear blimp designer, and photo opportunity backdrops that may wander for the best positions.  The photo backdrops may also remain stationary if a good location is determined that doesn’t interfere with both foot traffic and other activities. Prof. Pholdit will be wandering with demonstrations of mathematical precision rendered in paper.

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