The folks from the Beyond the Wall Podcast cordially invite you to the Balticon New Media Party/Geek Homecoming Dance* on Sunday at 10 pm in the Garden Room at the Hunt Valley Inn, over Memorial Day Weekend.
We will celebrate the life of P.G. Holyfield, an award-winning author, podcaster, Balticon and Dragon*Con panelist, creator of worlds, builder of communities and a damned good friend to all. He passed away after the briefest and bravest of battles against a hidden and fast-moving cancer. Since he can't be here with us, we're throwing him a party.
We will start the event at 10 pm with a celebration of P.G. Holyfield's life. There will be an opportunity to speak and share memories.
We will then shift into festivities appropriate for a Geek Homecoming Dance:
-A costume contest
-Themed snackies to sustain us through the long, last night of the convention
-Limited table space for playing games (BYOBoardGame) with friends
Note: Alcohol will NOT to be provided in the Garden Room
For those that never got to meet him, P.G. was early to the Balticon New Media scene as an author and immensely great guy. He was a perfect (and sincere) example of why so many of us return to Balticon year after year after year -- because of the people, the acceptance, the common interests and mostly, the friendships.
We hope to see you there, even if briefly.
*Before you ask, Chooch and Viv decided against throwing another Geek Prom, as was suggested. It was great fun when we threw it, and we'll throw another someday if it's desired, but P.G. merits something... different. We realized that what we most need this year is a homecoming, as many of us think of Balticon as their "second home."
**For those dropping by between panels, don't worry. We will have the memorial items available until the end of the party.