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Odense Geek Gathering

Virtual Reality VR Cosplay

I went to a small convention this Saturday – for once neither volunteering nor selling books. These days it’s always weird for me to go to one of these events and not be busy as hell, but it’s also sort of nice having time to do things like eat lunch and breathe. However, I did still spent all of Sunday moaning in pain, because 14 hours on my feet, 7 of those spent in a cosplay with spiky pauldrons, a heavy helmet and ridiculously high-heeled boots, was more than my horribly out of shape body could handle.

Now it’s Monday and I can still barely sit down on a chair without going into a symphony of “Ow, ow, ow, ow”, but I did finally manage to lift my arms enough to write this.

The convention in question was Odense Geek Gathering – a newly started one-day convention (funnily enough located in the Danish city of Odense). As I said, it was a small affair, but while that might not be ideal for sellling books, it’s quite convenient for running around with spiky dragons on your shoulders!

I spent the day cosplaying with my friend Line – her as Empoleon from Pokémon, me in my Dragonstalker armor from World of Warcraft, so the only thing we had in common was that we both looked like weird caped superheroes.


We had a good time, walking around the convention (with Line in front, shuffling around in her penguin feet and clearing a path for me so I wouldn’t accidentally stab anyone), playing board games (where I was told I was being shady with all my chickens), watching geek-themed stand-up, and shooting a lot of guys with VR.

That shit’s terrifying, by the way. Every time I turned around, there would be some guy behind me with a steel pipe. Remind me never to try a horror game.

Virtual Reality VR Cosplay


In the evening, we went out to get some food, and let me tell you: If two people go to McDonalds wearing capes… nobody will dare comment on it.

Oh, and for the third time my Dragonstalker cosplay ended up on the local news. Rather impressive, seeing as I have only ever worn it four times.
Journalists love dragons.

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Going to KoyoCon 2017

There’s a chill in air and that means it’s almost that time of year again: Time for KoyoCon!

As is my custom at this particular convention, I’ll not only have a table in the Artist Alley where I sell paperback copies of my books, I’ll also be hosting various activities as part of KoyoCon’s event team. Last year, I wasn’t particularly successful in doing both (the artists at the next table started selling my books for me at some point, as I was nowhere to be found. Sorry!), but this year I have a plan.

It includes bribery, witchcraft and skipping meals, but what good plan doesn’t?

KoyoCon 2017 is held November 10.-12. Look for me.

I might or might not be running around with a dragon on my head.


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Hail Hydra! – HydraCon 2015

Alliance postsign WarcraftHorde postsign Warcraft

I’m home from yet another convention and even though I for once didn’t attend as an author, you’re going to get a post about it anyway!

Mostly because I got some pretty pictures taken.

I have mentioned HydraCon briefly before. It’s a new Danish gaming and comic convention that opened its doors for the first time this weekend.  We can all be honest and say it’s been having some start-up problems, resulting in it being a very small convention this year, but hopefully it will improve next year.

But it’s not all bad. It has never been so easy to find an empty changing room or getting through the line in the cafeteria.

I didn’t attend Artist Alley at this convention, so what did I do instead? Well, I banded together with a group of my geekiest friends (and that’s saying a lot) and hosted HydraCon’s Warcraft Corner.

Warcraft Corner Hydracon

It should come as no surprise to anyone following this blog that I’m into cosplay, gaming cosplay in particular. So are many of my friends and quite a few of my friends are also to be found among the Danish convention organizers, so we were able to get our very own space at HydraCon to display our various props and costumes.

It couldn’t have been better timing either, as the new expansion for World of Warcraft was announced at Gamescom the day before. Several attempts at going to bed were foiled by sudden, passionate discussions about lore or new class mechanics.

I faintly remember launching into a tirade about warlocks Saturday night…

I did cheat a bit on my fellow Warcrafters (the name was totally Steffan’s, our resident Lich King/Medivh, idea) though. Friday I participated in the Cosplay Showcase contest with my Morrigan (Dragon Age) cosplay. I won the Best Look-Alike category, while my fellow Warcrafter Lisa (Namalyn Cosplay) blew everyone else out of the water and won Best Craftmanship with her amazing female Deathwing cosplay!

Showcase Winners Hydracon

Another thing that was both good and bad about the small number of convention guests was that all the photographers had plenty of time. Normally they only have time to snap a couple pictures of each cosplayer, if they even have time for you at all, while at HydraCon, you were basically kidnapped before you were done putting on your costume and then photographed from every possible angle.

Which is awesome, but at some point you just want to lie down and cry from exhaustion!

Also, outdoor photos are nice and all for male characters, but female game character were not designed for the Danish weather… Luckily, Medivh didn’t mind sharing his cloak.

Now I intend to melt into my couch and not move at all for about a week. I’m also going to pretend I don’t have a book deadline before Koyocon in November, while I wait for photographers to upload some pictures of this weekend’s craziness.

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Pictures from SVScon 2015

Some pictures from this year’s SVScon in Denmark!

And no, there’s not a single picture of me from the weekend where I look normal…

Morrigan cosplay SVScon

A nice shot of my Morrigan cosplay.

Picture by Ulrich C Von Blücher

SVScon 2015

Standing with a pair of white knee socks in the hand, while petting a fake cheetah. Nothing to see here.

Picture by Roses and Boltshells

Firebase Hydra SVScon

Firebase Hydra, my home for most of the convention.

Picture by Roses and Boltshells

Dragon Age Cosplay Group

A bunch of lovely Dragon Age ladies!

Picture by Ulrich C Von Blücher

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