I do believe the event was a success! People came dressed in a fun variety of costumes and seemed to have a good time. The food and drink were excellent, and one person said “great idea to have an event in a bar!” Everyone was enjoying chatting so much that we didn’t do any organized story-telling (Thomas and I had even prepared readings from Around the World in 80 Days to kick things off, but never got to it). Unfortunately, I didn’t take many pictures, plus the dark setting wasn’t conducive to stellar photography. But the few I did get are here.
The first to arrive were a pair of hippies on a wild acid trip, traveling through the doors of perception the whole afternoon. An Edwardian lady in motoring garb traveled to the Reform Club in one of those new-fangled motor vehicles. A French pirate jumped ship to join us. We had an intrepid orchid hunter and a collector of African insects. Several swanky Art Deco dames came with their hatboxes and luggage. A time traveler from the future was accompanied by a 1940s lady. A Middle-Eastern couple were resplendent in flowing striped garb. One very elegantly attired couple must have first-class tickets on the Titanic or other such luxury transport. A World-War II French Resistance fighter barely escaped Paris in time to join us. Two soliders stepped through a futuristic Stargate for the afternoon. A 1920s spiritualist traveled between worlds and told us of our past and future lives. A Victorian suffragette had just been released from prison before arriving at the pub.
Everyone had a tale to tell (some taller than others ;-), and I know I thoroughly enjoyed talking of Antarctica, Edinburgh, Dickensian London, Timothy Leary, and the Pyramids with such wonderful company!