OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) holds a monthly thing called After Dark from 7-11pm, where it’s adults only and there’s booze and vendors. July was all about the traveling Pompeii exhibit (here til Oct 22 – Don’t miss it!), so I sent some emails and wrangled a spot for a demo / display booth. Skamp did his 93 CE “soldier in Britannia” thing, while Drusa and I of course stuck with the late Republic in the city of Rome. We brought material culture objects for the public to play with (the wax tablet was surprisingly engaging) and I sold a few pieces of jewelry. People even read parts of my papers! We dispelled some common misconceptions, and talked about a wide variety of topics.
Oh, and my shells-and-hemispheres bracelet – I got into the exhibit to snap a pic – hoping for a new available angle, maybe even the bottom! – but they had actually swapped bracelets since I saw the show in Seattle! This one had a pretty flower and leaf at the clasp. No shells. 🙂