Our Third Anniversary

Following my theory that, once you do something twice, it’s a tradition, we had our “traditional” anniversary party at Eclipse Chocolat. They’ve moved to a new, larger location since last year and their new digs have a private back room. Good thing because the steampunks completely invaded!

Gear Hands

Invasion of the Gear Hands

Of course, there were lots of delicious chocolate goodies.


Sea Salt Nib

Now That’s a Chocolate Bar!

Now Children

Now Children


There’s plenty for everyone; no need to fight over it. Gertrude wonders why the adults are behaving like children.

Pensive Gertrude

Pensive Gertrude


In addition to eating, drinking, and admiring each others’ costumes, we sampled a bit of one of our Krypton Radio shows. And then we handed out the special CDs we made of the entire radio show + the interview on Event Horizon. We made a disc for each friend who volunteered their voice talents, many of whom were present.

Handing Out the CDs

Handing Out the CDs

You might think these two are Thelonius Rex and Mellivora Rathbone. They also happen to be the voices for Mrs. McCreary and Alistair Bennington Rutherford/Constable Higgins.

Drake genned up a special treat just for that evening, a brief comic skit entitled “Panic in the Apothecary.” We “recruited volunteers” to read the parts including some repeat offenders such as
Dr. Edmond Pogue. Kelly Varner also demonstrating once again what a good sport she is.

Panic in the Apothecary

Panic in the Apothecary


We made a serendipitous find: Drake’s beer and Sparky’s root beer. We rounded up a few for folks to take home as gifts in addition to the lovely logo chocolates that Eclipse has been making for us since this time last year. Where does the time go?

Drake's and Sparky's

Drake’s and Sparky’s


Pictures by Lisa…as if you didn’t see that coming.

We want to thank everyone who attended and made it a great celebration of another year of all things Drake & McTrowell.