November 16-17, 2013
Ramada Conference Centre Edmonton

20,000 Leagues Under the Spec!


Taste of Pure Spec
Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:00 pm

Ramada Conference Centre
11834 - Kingsway Ave

Admission will be $10 at the door, or free with your Festival Weekend Pass. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Our annual Friday night preview event will feature the Eclipse Fusion tribal fusion bellydance troupe, the musical stylings of Brother Octopus and Lady Friend, and as always an opportunity to meet our Guests of Honour before the Festival even begins, as well as an exclusive experience of something outside of their usual field of endeavour. It will be up to them to determine what that will be (We’ve asked them to surprise us!)

Each of our performers and Guests of Honour will give 15-minute presentations, with Eclipse Fusion and Brother Octopus and Lady Friend appearing twice in the course of the evening.

Our Guests

~eclipse fusion~ : An alliance of dancers with widespread belly dance training devoted to studying and performing the art of tribal fusion belly dance.

Brother Octopus and Lady Friend : An electronic indie-rock group consisting of Brother Octopus himself and his lovely companion Lady Friend.

Gail Carriger : A steampunk fantasy author best known for the New York Times bestselling series The Parasol Protectorate.

Art Slade : A steampunk YA author best known for the Hunchback Assignments

Liana K : A geek media personality best known as co-host to Ed the Sock on Ed and Red's Night Party. Follow her on Twitter: @redlianak