Vegas Convention Photo Album -- Page One
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The Arrival -- Introducing Brad and Janet Majors
These photos were taken at the RockyCon in Las Vegas, Nevada, in October
1998. If you're looking for the photos from the 25th Anniversary Las Vegas
Convention in October 2000, they're HERE. Most of
these pictures were taken by me or Karen Savage, but I did borrow (with
permission) some pictures from Adrian/Zola of Portland, Oregon, of me and
my cast's pre-show. Click HERE
for the full archive of photos he took at the con.
We left BWI (Baltimore International Airport) early on Wednesday, October
seventh. We had a short layover in Phoenix, Arizona. I took these pictures in
the airport (it's the only time I've ever been in Arizona). This is Karen
Savage and Glenn Marker in front of the Wild Best gift shop (the rest of
our casts flew separately); and the plane at right is the one we took from
Phoenix to Los Angeles. Oh, yes, "casts" (plural) -- the Castle Transylvanians and Sincere Lust) casts did
this trip, like most other things, together. There were seven of us in Vegas
After we arrived at LAX, we picked up our rental car in which we were
to drive through the desert ("And on your right -- more dirt") to Las
Vegas (this was all cheaper than flying straight to Vegas; although we did fly
non-stop from Vegas to Baltimore on our return trip). Before we left
LA, however, Karen talked us into checking out the Pacific Ocean and Venice
Beach for a while... This is us with some of the local freaks.
On the left -- Karen standing in the Pacific. On the right -- food. Ten inch
Italians... Seafood tacos... Mmmmmmm...
Naturally, we hit rush hour traffic and the backup from an accident on the way
out. But at least the scenery was interesting -- you can tell that the hills
outside LA are where M*A*S*H (and innumerable others) were shot, for
Sunset over the desert. And you have to be there to appreciate how many stars
you see out there, far from the lights of the city... Until we approached the
Nevada border, which had a few extremely lit-up hotels and casinos as soon as
you crossed the state line.
Vegas! I love this town! Excuse me. Anyway, here's a couple of hotels we
passed on the way to the 4 Queens, where we stayed (how appropriate, for
a Rocky Horror convention). On the left is the Luxor, obviously a
headquarters of the Illuminati; and on the right is New York, New
York, the hotel so nice they named it twice. It also has quite a kick-ass
Here's the view out of our window (we had two rooms on the eighth
floor). The Fremont Experience is quite interesting -- they closed off
three blocks of Fremont Street and erected a HUGE fiber-optic color display
overhead (I wanted to hook my browser up to it!) which they use for
animated, musical interludes at night (the surrounding hotels dim their
external lights, and there are plenty of speakers mounted along the street).
This is the view from the Stratosphere, a huge Space Needle-esque
tower. The city below is all lit up. In addition to an observation deck, there
was also a roller coaster and freefall-type ride at the top of the
tower... Nothing special in and of themselves, they still took on a new
meaning (and took brass balls ride) when they're occurring outside, about
a thousand feet up... WOOHOO!!!!
Our own Jeff Baker, big fan of The Wizard of Oz, with Dorothy in
the MGM Grand hotel. Jeff, his wife Lisa, and Kristy Wilson all
arrived in Las Vegas later Wednesday night (they also drove in from LA; they
spent a few days before and after the convention in LA at various amusement
parks, a taping of The Price is Right, and so on). The last member of
our group, Cristin Weber, flew into Vegas the next morning.
Lisa hit a jackpot on one of the nickel slot
machines -- 1,350 coins! Fortunately, anything over a thousand coins
is paid in cash, not in nickels... On the right, Weird Al fan Jeff Baker
lost on Jeopardy, baby...
I don't have any pictures of it, but on Thursday night (the night before the
Con) we all went to see a spectacular show called EFX. Definitely