Monday, November 21, 2011

Nashicon Picnic

The peeps at Nashi had a little picnic on Saturday. Originally I was going to wear Umbridge, but after finding out it was going to be cold (and it's a four-hour round-trip) I decided to just wear something comfortable. However once I got there not only was it GORGEOUS but there was a Griffondor in attendance. Moment lost. :( Ah well, it was still very much fun, and all the muffins I made wear eaten.

After the picnic we (Owen, Anna, myself) hit up Mellow Mushroom for pizza. The wait was worth it as the pizza was delicious, even after Owen knocked some of it over. *sigh*

I've started working on my costumes for Ichi, although I think I'm going to push back one of them. Three is a bit much considering I'm making most of my gifts this year. Speaking of, I'll be sweat-shopping it this weekend. Glad I have a comfortable sewing chair now....

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Roundcon 2011.1

Apparently I can't post anything in a timely manner. *le sigh*

Roundcon 2011.1 was on 10/21-10/23 in Columbia, SC. There were two this year in order to reset the time of year it's held. Previously the con was primarily gaming, but after some staff changes it became a mix of table top game (still the primary draw), video games, and anime.

There was a numbers issue due to tons of competition, but I'm fairly sure those who attended had a good time.

I once again headed up the costume track. I was once again forgotten about in the program guide. >_< *shakes fist at Sean* What's the point in giving you my profile if you don't put me somewhere. GAH! I have been promised (after several threats) that I will get a full page in the next guide with lots of glitter and ass-kissing.

I had a small group of people who were with me for almost the entire con. We had lots of silly silly fun. Friday night was a hair-falls workshop. Saturday was a mish-mash of cosplay panels, wig helping, and more silliness. The costume contest had a very good turn out and was the highlight of the con. Sunday I had an informal Sailor Moon panel, then headed home around 1pm.

I didn't bring a single costume. Because of that only a few people recognized me. Apparently wearing full Klingon gear leaves an impression on people. Ha!

My next con is Ichibancon on 1/5-1/8 in Charlotte. Even though it's only their 3rd year, it's already up to a 4 day convention. Hopefully the site is bigger because last year was a jam-packed mess! Anyway, I'm hoping to have something fun done in time. I'd better punch it because there's only 2 months to make 3 costumes, two of which are rather labor intensive. Gold Lame will be the death of me.