doing some serious grindin':chavvah
sanding down our FRICKIN' AMAZING saloon doors:xandersgirl
demonstrating her bartender's polish manouver:imperfectmedium
sanding the top for our OMFG WE BUILT THAT?!? bar:pseudohistorian
sanding the beams for our hitching post (SO MUCH SANDING):
a sad, sad chavvah
, who was selected as our pillory model:
It really was a fantastic weekend, as you can see by pseudohistorian
's animated retelling of the "MAN WITH A HOOK FOR A HAND" ghost story 'round the campfire (please note there was MARSHMALLOW ROASTING!):
Many thanks to imperfectmedium
and her fantastic folks for putting us up and feeding us like MENNONITE ROYALTY for the weekend, not to mention the use of the world's best workshop, and to dontmentionlove
for taking the pics (not pictured, dontmentionlove
Our staff shirts are on their way, and we'll be modelling a selection of them on Friday as we
set up our shindig -you'll be able to order your very own after the con!
In other saloon news, things are really coming together (and by coming together, I mean that our collective places over-floweth with saloon-related goods). Our decor is ready to go up, and the food (wasabi peas, baked beans, ramen, fortune cookies, iced green tea, fruity oaty bars and more
!) is set to go. Our western side is rarin' to be let loose with texas hold 'em poker, Red Dead Revolver
, darts, and maybe even a little karaoke. Our peaceful companion element evokes the glow of (a) Firefly
and offers much needed Serenity
with lavish fabrics, and a tea fountain!
Oh yes, and the boozeahol...what kind of saloon would we be if we didn't have KEGS OF BEER?!? ;)
We'll also be having a silent auction in the suite - come by and buy a few tickets for your prize of choice (who doesn't want to win, among other shiny rewards, the entire Firefly series on DVD?) - tickets only $1 each, or 3 for $2!!
We look forward to seeing y'all in the Browncoat Salooon... just follow the sound of the player piano to room 1518!
Well, the crew of the Browncoat Saloon have been working their collective asses off heading into the final two weeks before the con. Just to give y'all a taste of what's to come, here are a few pics from our Big Damn Build weekend: