Rockin’ With The Aeronauts

Thursday night in the Centennial Ballroom (Hyatt) was the area to be in. The Aeronauts, a high energy Circus-Gypsy-Pop Steampunk band, was rocking the house to get Dragon*Con started.  The band came complete with belly dancers, violins, balloons, costumes, guitar solos, and bass tapping, sultry falsettos.

The four-member band consists of Brandt Cooly, Jules Charlemagne, Becky Conway, and Brian Smith. It was obvious they were comfortable with each other and performing in front of crowds. So comfortable, in fact, Jules decided to strip down to his skivvies on stage while he continued playing the drums. The other three laughed and kept dancing while playing.

Watching the band perform was a lot of fun. The audience was caught up in the melee and danced right along with the band.

The Aeronauts will perform again Saturday 5PM on the Concourse (Hyatt). Come enjoy and have fun!

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Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together. Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced. Her current adventure working as a high school English professor turned Media Specialist, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include several short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. With multiple degrees, she has a passion for learning and exploring new venues. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con. Check out her new website ( or on Instagram (@dramandafaith)