Dances at LoneStarCon 3

LoneStarCon 3 is delighted to be offering three major dance events during the convention. These are suitable for all experience levels, from beginner to expert, and costumes are optional (but actively welcomed!)

Firefly Shindig Contradance

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join the Browncoats as we recreate the famous "Shindig" ball. Enjoy an evening of lively English and "frontier contra" dances and waltzes with San Antonio dance caller Lissa Bengtson and the fiddle-powered dance band Lost and Nameless Orchestra. All dances will be taught and called, and are easy to learn so everyone can join in. People with community or Regency dance experience should feel right at home. We'll have a few prizes for the most authentic Shindig finery, from ballgowns and saris to tightpants and suspenders. But please - no dueling!

Lost and Nameless Orchestra

Conjunto Dance

Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Step into a real Tex-Mex Conjunto dancehall experience with the music of Los Paisanos de Chalito Johnson, one of the first families of the progressive San Antonio Conjunto sound (recently named to the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame). Cumbia, two-step, waltz, polka or just plain rock out to this infectious Tejano music. Instructors from the Guadalupe Dance Company will start the evening with a quick dance lesson and then the dance floor is yours. Did you bring along your cowboy boots, tooled leather belts, and hats? This is the night to wear them.

Steampunk-themed Late Night Dance

Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

Swing out or get down and boogie with the band that's taking the Steampunk dance scene by storm. Scott Bradlee (of Bioshock Infinite renown) and his Postmodern Jukebox ensemble transform the pop-chart hits of today into the anachronistic party favorites of a yesteryear that never was! This is modern pop reinvented with a classy, retro edge. We'll wrap up the convention in high style with this cut-loose late-night club dance.