Alternate and Historical Fiction

From travel and time, to spies and pirates, to all things past and neverwas

The Alternate and Historical Fiction Track is the destination for all things bygone and neverwas. It covers everything from fan discussions of period media, speakers on overlooked eras, social events, to even demos of period costuming techniques. There is fun for all who fancy festive frolics through factual and fictional former times.

The flux capacitor is set to give a peek into the possible future: fan panels on shows like Bridgerton and The Marvelous Miss Maisel; costuming panels on recreating vintage styles; a dive into sea shanties and pirate lore, and much more! For historians of all ages, there will be American Girl Doll discussions, Splendid Teapot Racing, and more.

Finally, events across hotels and the good ol’ interwebs include various panels on Spies, Seances, & Swear Words! There will be in-person programming and also virtual events to enjoy both at the con AND before. More detail on pre-con online happenings can be found across the social media channels..

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Our fan panels feature discussions of historical favorites like Vikings, The Crown, and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, as well as time-traveling pieces like Timeless, Travelers, and Outlander.  We even cover shows that looked at events that never happened like the Man in the High Castle. We have panels exploring all kinds of subjects of interest to the history and historical fiction buff, including the history of spies, Victorian death customs, pirates in popular media, forgotten women of history, and many more. Our costuming series focuses on creating a perfect period look from hair to accessories. We’re excited to host another year of singalongs to popular musicals, including Hamiltunes and The Greatest Showman. And we continue to enjoy our favorite events including the Annual Dragon Con Tea Duel, Splendid Teapot Races, the Temporal Empress’ Ballroom Dance, and the Yesteryear Lagoon Pool Party.

We are working on our content for 2021 already, we hope to see you over Labor Day!

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