Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway, Day Two: Rum Class, Symposiums, and the Banquet Dinner with Lushy

Rum Class with Martin Cate at Tiki Kon 2017

If someone is going to teach you about the wide world of rum, that person should be Martin Cate. I believe Martin’s bar, Smuggler’s Cove, touts having the largest collection of rum. Martin came up to Tiki Kon to talk about rum…

Rum Class with Martin Cate at Tiki Kon 2017

Rum Class with Martin Cate at Tiki Kon 2017

Along with samples!

Rum Class with Martin Cate at Tiki Kon 2017

There was a ton of learning going on at Tiki Kon 2017. There were three symposiums to choose from! First up was Storytelling In Design with Blair Reynolds (BG Reynolds) and Brandon Kleyla (Trader Sam’s)…

Storytelling in Design Symposium -Tiki Kon 2017

Blair and Brandon talked about the history of Trader Sam’s and how it came to be a must stop for all Tikiphiles visiting Disney.

Storytelling in Design Symposium -Tiki Kon 2017

Next up was Our Man In Havana with Sven Kirsten…

Our Man in Havan Symposium with Sven Kirsten

Sven visited Havana and talked about his travels. Sven also had pictures to show and man, what a trip!

Our Man in Havan Symposium with Sven Kirsten

The third and final symposium was Pop/Counter Pop: Tiki Hit’s Today’s Pop Culture. Blair acted as host and Brandon Kleyla, Sven Kirsten and Brandon Giraldez (GeekiTikis) all got to speak their opinions on the tiki pop.

Tiki Hits Today's Pop Culture Symposium at Tiki Kon 2017

This all-star panel talked about the past, present, and future of Tiki. Very interesting topics were discussed, such as “clown” Tikis and cultural appropriation.

Tiki Hits Today's Pop Culture Symposium at Tiki Kon 2017

There was a ton of great information to take this afternoon. Now it was time to eat!

Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway Banquet

Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway Banquet

Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway Banquet

The Red Lion’s main ballroom filled in with hungry Tikiphiles and they got to enjoy an amazing buffet, Caribbean style!

Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway Banquet

Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway Banquet

While Lushy set the mood…

Lushy playing the Tiki Kon Banquet

Lushy playing the Tiki Kon Banquet

Lushy playing the Tiki Kon Banquet

Next up, Room Parties…

Tacoma Cabana Hospitality Hour - Tiki Kon 2017

The man behind all these great pictures… Dieter Weber!

Dieter Weber the man behind the camera.
Dieter Weber the man behind the camera.

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