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Posts Tagged ‘conventions’

Can I call it Cosplay?

Monday, December 19th, 2011

I am extremely fortunate to live in an urban city that has loads of dress up venues. One of my all time favorite is the Dickens Fair.
http://www.dickensfair.com/ – A Victorian Christmas card come to life

Today was the last day of the fair, so even though I’m not quite over my horrendous cold, we still went.

But I really wanted to go because this year I got a dress and I couldn’t pass up my last chance to dress up. That’s it in the picture. It’s dark purple with dark blue accents, very swishy, and incredibly fun to wear.

Dickens is all about recreating a 1840-1860s London filled with Characters and events found in various Dickens books. For those that work or volunteer at the fair, they are encouraged to create a persona that would fit into the Dickensian world. But for me, as a mere visitor, I just like to the pretty clothes. =D

Now I have to figure out how to accessorize, hat, gloves, shoes. (This is not something I excel at, but at least it’s not mall shopping.)

So the plan: first accessories, then a whole wardrobe!

15 people you’ll see at every nerd convention.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

This is just too awesome not to share. Awesome and so very true.
http://www.dorkly.com/article/25398/fifteen-people-youll-see-at-every-nerd-convention?ref=nf
The only one they missed was a Storm Trooper.

<3

WonderCon

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

There is nothing quite as rejuvenating as a fabulously large comic book (and more) convention only thirty minutes from my house. WonderCon is so close I don’t have to fly anywhere, stay in expensive hotels, and curb spending because my carrying capacity on the plane is limited. All the fun without any of the drawbacks. Certainly one of the huge perks of city living, one that I would be remiss in not enjoying to the fullest.

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Figured it out!

Friday, March 18th, 2011

I finally figured out how some people manage to post daily, hourly, minutely. My husband went off to PAX East this weekend, which resulted in my productivity shooting through the roof. It was so quiet at night that I had nothing better to do than be productive. =D

So basically either I get to post like crazy or I get to keep my husband/life. Thankfully its an easy choice. Too bad blog, your short lived top priority spot has been filled with husbands and stuff.

On a side note, the husband gave a talk at PAX to a packed room. According to online comments, his discussion was really well received. I’m super proud of him. <3

Maker Fair 2010

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Our Sunday was spent amongst the mass of people, sixty thousand strong, at Maker Fair. I will venture to say that it was crowded, and it took me about an hour to find parking, but every second of discomfort was worth it to see the incredible inventions of these amazing people.

It was our first time going and we were not really prepared. Turns out almost the entire event was held outside. Yeah I read convention hall and figured no need for sunscreen and hats.

And one day? What were we thinking??? It was not nearly enough time to experiance the entire event.

We finally left the event sunburned and exhausted, but it was so incredibly worth it. People have made some crazy, ingenious, awesome, and beautiful stuff. And really I can’t not love an event where I can say: “Lets go see the burning thing over there!”

<3 TFG <– will be going next year, all weekend!!

Weekend of Wonder…Con

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

WonderCon was indeed this past weekend, an event that completely snuck up on me. Then again I’m terrible at planning for these things, which is probably one of the reasons I have been unable to make it to ComicCon the past few years. (If you don’t get a hotel room within the first hour that the phone lines open up, you are so out of luck!)

Thankfully WonderCon (the con of wonders and delights) is hosted near enough to home that a simple reminder from my husband the week before the event is plenty of notice to assure my attendance.

Just one of the many reasons that I love WonderCon. =)

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