Sunday's Aether Salon started with a surprise: as I arrived, one of the sims that the Salon straddled was going down, and refugees were fleeing to the Academy of Industry side.
Once order was restored, it was down to business: a discussion with Baron Klaus Wulfenbach , Europa consul, and his vice-consul, Frau Annachen Lowey. (And my apologies to Frau Lowey for the picture below - even after more than an hour she never rezzed completely for me.)
The pair started by discussing the concept of diplomacy, then described the role of the consulate of Europa within the Steamlands. This was followed by a brief but spirited question-and-answer session.
Next month's Salon will be on the timely topic of Romance, with Lady Eva Bellambi, pictured below, with Mr. Ry Larwyck in the background.
Below, Miss Random Wezzog, Professor Bodhisatva Paperclip (no longer an opossum!), Miss Bookworm Hienrichs, Miss Solace Fairlady, and (seated on the ground) Miss Darlingmonster Ember: