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AnachroCon is a celebration of history both real and imagined. It is a place where those who have a love for yesterday’s future mix and mingle with those who chronicle the past and present.
AnachroCon is the place in the South for Steampunk, History, Alternate History, Sciences, Music, Classic Sci-Fi Literature and the most amazing costuming you’ve ever seen!
Located at the Holiday Inn Select Perimeter, 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA
Friday at 12:00pm – February 27 at 6:00pm
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2011 AnachroCon Memberships

 

Become an Anachronaut!

AnachroCon Membership provides you access to AnachroCon 2011 (February 25-27, 2011), and all the benefits thereof!

  • Hours and hours of fun and informative panels
  • Music presented in the main ballroom and the acoustic stage
  • Costuming, performances, demonstrations, and unique merchants
  • A ConSuite Offering Delicious Food and a welcoming atmosphere
  • Parties!

Registration Rate is only $50.00 at the door

Single Day Prices

 

What is Alternative History?

Alternate History looks at “what if” scenarios from some of history’s most pivotal turning points and presents a completely different version, sometimes based on science and fact, but often based on conjecture. The exploration of how the world would look today if various changes occurred and what these alternate worlds would be like forms the basis of this vast subject matter.

Since the 1950s, this type of fiction has to a large extent merged with science fictional tropes involving cross-time travel between alternate histories or psychic awareness of the existence of “our” universe by the people in another; or ordinary voyaging uptime (into the past) or downtime (into the future) that results in history splitting into two or more time-lines. Cross-time, time-splitting and alternate history themes have become so closely interwoven that it is impossible to discuss them fully apart from one another.

Main Ballroom Schedule Listed below, for more information visit AnachroCon’s site HERE!

Start End Friday
1:00pm 1:45pm Opening Ceremonies
2:00pm 2:45pm Ancient Innovation and Technology
3:00pm 3:45pm Victorian Occult pt1
4:00pm 4:45pm Victorian Occult pt2
5:00pm 5:45pm Thomas Jefferson at Monticello
6:00pm 6:45pm Ballroom Closed for Set-up
7:00pm 2:00am Gaslamp Gala Event 

 

 

  • Ghosts Project 7-8:30
  • Play it With Moxie 9-10:30
  • Gypsy Nomads 11-midnight
  • Doctor Q rest of the night
  • Start End Saturday
    9:00am 9:45am Not Your Daddy’s Steampunk: New Directions in Steampunk
    10:00am 10:45am Gender and Race in Alternate History
    11:00am 11:45am Jefferson, Franklin & Oglethorpe
    12:00pm 12:45pm Weapons of Historical War
    1:00pm 1:45pm Van Gogh at St. Remy
    2:00pm 2:45pm Adventure, Swords, and a….Wedding (2:30-3:30p)
    3:00pm 3:45pm Adventure, Swords, and a….Wedding (2:30-3:30p)
    4:00pm 4:45pm Thomas Jefferson at Monticello
    5:00pm 5:45pm Charity Auction
    6:00pm 6:45pm Ballroom Closed for Set-up
    7:00pm 9:30pm Enchantment Under the Sea Dance (7-9:30)
    w/ Cemetery Surfers & Denim Arcade
    10pm 1:00am The World’s Fair Exposition (10pm – 1am) 

     

     

    w/ Extraordinary Contraptions & Gypsy Nomads
    and Talloolah Love’s Lovely Ladies at Midnight

    1:00am XXX Time Warp Experience: DJ Light Featuring B-Naut
    Start End Sunday
    9:00am 9:45am Civil War Oxford Style Debate
    10:00am 10:45am Vintage Hairstyles for the Modern Lady with Talloolah Love
    11:00am 11:45am Morality in Victorian Literature
    12:00pm 12:45pm The Past, Present and Future of Steampunk
    1:00pm 1:45pm History of Tarot
    2:00pm 2:45pm Atlanta Radio Theater Co. (2:30-4)
    3:00pm 3:45pm Atlanta Radio Theater Co. (2:30-4)
    4:00pm 4:45pm Closing Ceremonies

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