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An Open Letter to Everyone Who Made the All Worlds Fair Possible

By July 6, 2015December 20th, 2015No Comments

Hey Everybody:

Let me tell you what I did last night at the All Worlds Fair:

  • I dug for living computer chips in the silicon mine
  • I sailed across the Sea of the Subconscious, and carried out a dream in a bottle
  • I drank from a new experimental miracle wine
  • I was named a deputy docent
  • I met the Spirit of the Mint, and received a token of her blessing
  • I attained the highest level in the Cult of the Emperor Norton, and a whole room bowed down to me
  • I took a mustache ride. It was … dirty
  • I communicated with an alien world
  • I saved myself from an attacking troll with an efficacious deployment of chocolate

… and that was just the first floor!  And I missed stuff!  I still hear people talking about how much fun they had at the stuff I didn’t get to!

I knew it would be good, but I was stunned by how on their game everybody was last night. I’ll run out of breath before I run out of praise. The Ladies of the Passport Office were amazing – they made the waiting area alone worth the price of admission. Brilliantly done.

The Docents were everywhere, completely on point, and utterly delightful.

The logistics were … at least as far as someone going through could tell … completely seamless.

The fun that I had on the first floor was matched by the beauty and otherworldliness of the second. The human animatronics were extraordinary – what talent! The Biblical vision presented by the room of angels and demons blew me away; the lost worlds arboretum was delightful. The grand finale knocked my socks off. I lost everything (EVERYTHING!) wagering on the displaced races, and now some very bad extra-terrestrials say they’re going to break my legs.

This doesn’t happen by accident, and it doesn’t come easy. Everybody, front stage and back, has to be know what they’re doing backwards and forwards to get the effect you achieved – and with grace and good humor, no less.

I hope everyone involved is as proud as I am delighted, and it has been a privilege to work alongside you.


Benjamin Wachs
Minister of Information
All Worlds Fair