Word Wave in Lake Tahoe, CA is having a ball putting together the steampunk-themed Tall Timber Ball. This year’s keynote presenter is Garth Stein, and the timber beams and stone fireplace of the Grand Hall could well be mistaken for Riddell House. No word whether Garth will dress in steampunk like the rest of the ball’s attendees, so tune in later for more updates!
Organizers have also put together a specialty drink called A Sudden Light: champagne with a spritz of absinthe. It won’t be served at the ball itself, due to liquor license restrictions, so feel free to try it yourself!