Going to con begins with figuring out what to wear - some go all out, bringing multiple costumes, hats, and pairs of shoes, while others play it casual in our Redbubble swag. However you do Miss Fisher Con, you'll have a good time!
We started things off with a reception (and a group karaoke night - we won't be sharing many photos of that) where we all had a chance to meet new people and greet old friends.
The Adventuresses' Club of the Americas board - these ladies know how to have fun, and they're in charge of the planning and organization for the 2019 con.
The sessions were wide-ranging in topic, and we got to spend two full days learning in a gorgeous space.
We had topics that ran from sociology and sex positivity to period cocktails, food, and how to pick a lock.
The lovely ladies of The Miss Fisher Philes podcast interviewed our special guest, Ruby Rees, who was a delight! Ruby posed for about a million photos, joined in the opening night reception, hung out at some of the day sessions, and even went with us to our Saturday night burlesque event, Miss Fishnet's Stripper Mysteries.
All of our sessions in 2018 welcomed comments from our attendees, and - like Miss Fisher - our interests and talents are varied. You never know what passion a Miss Fisher fan is concealing!
Our 2018 attendees showed up in all of their finery - rocking modern, 1920s, and casual outfits for the session days.
On Friday night, we held a costume contest - our Masquerade - for which our attendees pulled out all the stops!
The ladies of the Miss Fisher Philes and Ruby Rees (our own Jane Ross) judged costumes that ranged from Phryne and Mac to the patients from Death by Hysteria.
Darling Ruby Rees was kind enough to pose with the performers of Miss Fishnet's Stripper Mysteries - what a show that was! The Seattle-based burlesque company who entertained us was jam-packed with amazing performers!
At a maker session, our attendees were able to decorate their own hats and headbands to up their Phryne factor; the lockpicking session came complete with various locks and other lockable items for attendees to practice on.
The session on period cocktails was followed by a post-session party provided by the presenter.
She definitely proved her expertise, and she made a bunch of new friends along the way!
After the con, many of the attendees spent time exploring Portland - one group set up a high tea, and others made their way around to such attractions as Powell's famous bookstore.
The Adventuresses' Club of the Americas board hopes that if you were at the 2018 con, you had a marvelous time - and that you'll join us again for 2019. It's going to be a party worthy of Miss Fisher herself!