Proclaiming Duel at Dusk 2014 a Success!

Duel at Dusk exceeded all our expectations! We had more than a hundred attendees and eight vendors at the Team Touché Fencing Center.


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Good Thing We Had So Many Chairs
(Thanks to both the Lapidary Society for providing the chairs and Grady for all his help lugging them.)


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May I Sell You Something Steamy?
(Vendors included Wyng’d Lyon, Hootie’s Perch, Indigo Lane Designs, Gears and Roebuck, Perpectual Motion Creations & Cameron Theatrical Design, The Elegant Harlot, and Rae Wolf Designs.)


We had fierce competitors.


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Lucius McMonocle
(Played by Ed Pogue)


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Rupert Pennyfarthing
(Played by Bryan BishéWinking

Stanley_Cephalopod

Stanley Cephalopod
(Played by Ashok Pathi)

Victor_Victrola

Victor Victrola
(Played by Sergey Riezaiev)


Everyone got swag.

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Swag Bag Contents + a Trophy

The fencing was very exciting!

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Cat Like Reflexes

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This Isn’t Epee and That’s Not Target

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It’s Also Not Ballet, but It’s Just As Spectacular


Of course, Drake was our intrepid MC.

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Intrepid MC
(Played by David Drake a.k.a. Chief Inspector Erasmus Drake)


He did an excellent job of explaining fencing.


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This Way to the Fencing


And making it clear what is and is not a regulation weapon.


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Clearly Not an FIE-Approved Weapon
(FIE is the international fencing association.)


And Sparky made too much food, as usual.


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So Much Food

The Starburner Galactic Courier Service’s Strato Sculpin was a huge hit!


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Jeb and Barbara Enjoying the Strato Sculpin

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You Steer it With That Thingamajig
(Getting Some Direction from Kim Hutsell a.k.a. Lithobius Quick)

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Strato Sculpin “Nose” Art

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Gear Hands!


At the end of the evening, Rupert Pennyfarthing took 1st, Victor Victrola took 2nd, and Lucius McMonocle took 3rd.


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And the Winner Is...!

Justin Hoke won the Trifecta Trophy for having the ticket that predicted the outcome.

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Trifecta!


So, he had to have his picture taken with the two makers of the trophy.

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Justin and William Swanson

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Kim Hutsell and Justin


Although this has been a light-hearted romp through the evening’s festivities, a lot of people committed a lot of their time and energy to making the evening such a success including the Starburner Galactic Courier Service, the fencers, the vendors, and the volunteers.

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Way to Go Team!