Anyhow... very early this morning we got us situated in one of the host hotels for Dragon*Con. I have no idea how I found the room, but now we are sorta set to enjoy our first ever American geek-oriented convention.
At first I was rather overjoyed with the deal:
|The hills were alive, with the sound of geek glee - Graphite and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 4 mins.|
I am also used to cons at Spain... there the only cons I attended were geared toward SciFi writers and aspiring writers, (yes, I once used to write SciFi, shock!). The whole affair there was very low key and small, nobody dressed up in costumes, there were no autograph lines, just maybe a small book signing or two apart from open forums, round tables and workshops, and the famous SciFi and Fantasy writers didn't have staff to guard them, they just roamed about freely and mingled with us, I once danced several jigs with Joe Haldeman and had a rather lengthy conversation with Orson Scott Card about how weird Spaniard cons were, for example.
So I can tell I am going to be in a total alien environment:
|Realization and packing panic - Graphite and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 7 mins.|
Followed by: "ZOMG I HAVEN'T PACKED!!!" *Ninja packing powers, activate!*
Anyway... I really should be packing and figuring out if I can, somehow, make a sorta kinda steampunk looking outfit by using clothing already in my closet (if I pull that one off I will demand a medal people, a bad donkey medal).
Wish me luck, I have already contacted my fellow geeks and they have promised to be the Jedi master to my padwan, so I should... and I repeat *should* be OK. Photos, postings and general mayhem to come your way starting tomorrow.
I will try my best to locate Jen and get my picture taken with her on her Lady Vadore outfit.
May the Dragon*Con odds be ever in my favor... and junk.
|Packing... so not amusing - Graphite and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 10 mins.|