This is the seventh year for the Wastelands Weekend, which was first held in 2010. Joseph Hileman, 52, a security supervisor from Concord, near San Francisco, was persuaded to come along to the adults-only party by his son.
"I used to do medieval fighting but I got too old for that and I thought 'I'd love to this -- I'll probably be the oldest person here, but I'll have a good time.'" he said. . . .
Imagine San Diego Comic-Con but for fans of "Mad Max" and the "Fallout" console games, who aren't too fussy about pristine restrooms. That's Wastelands Weekend.
It isn't just the facilities that dress down for the occasion. Attendees are required to fit in, which means a lot of torn leather, studs, grungy vests and goggles for protection from duststorms.
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