Balticon is a family gathering where only the eccentric members are invited to attend. For the weekend, it doesn't matter what your level of sanity is, only that you adhere to some basic level of civilization. There were lots of splendid costumes to look at, especially those neo-Victorian getups inspired by the Steampunk genre. The con suite, where all con-goers were welcome to partake of snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, was decorated (by the hotel, not by the convention) in shiny 1950s diner style. I had my sketchbook in hand and was able to capture some of the members and even dialogue of Clan Balticon, including a very well-attired Jedi (right foreground) with his light saber.