I have been to a lot of conventions, but never have I been so busy at one before.
It’s Sunday, I just got home from SVScon and have finished unloading the car. Unpacking can wait ’till tomorrow.
…Or next month.
I have started to understand that cosplay is not a hobby, it’s a way of life. I have been photographed, filmed and questioned, all while not even being able to bend my arms enough to pull wig-hair out of my mouth. Luckily, I had lots of slave– eh, I mean friends to help me carry things and remove my glasses every time someone wanted a picture.
I’m never doing anything with wristguards again…
My time to prepare fo Artist Alley was nearly non-existant, seeing as I spent so much time getting dressed and trying to find people to help me, as it was pretty hard to bend down and get books and posters out or into my suitcase.
But despite how impractical the costume was, I just got so excited by how many people recognized the character. I have been an avid World of Warcraft-fan for the last 9 years, but rarely get a chance to share my passion for Warcraft lore. It’s been too long since I truly embraced my inner geek, and I have barely had time to game, so dressing up as Alexstrasza the Dragonqueen really made me remember that I’m a geek at heart.
I really need to renew my WoW subscription. Which is good news for my readers, seeing as half of Resounding Echo was probably written while waiting for raids…
I also promised that this year, I would finally take proper part in one of the best things at comic or game conventions: Cosplay. And I actually managed to get my costume done!
…Of course, yesterday, just two days before the convention, the wiring in my wristguards fell apart, so I will have to make a last mad-dash effort to fix it today, so I will still glow in the dark. In a fit of madness, I also let Skymone Cosplay talk me into participating in SVScon’s cosplay contest tomorrow, so it wouldn’t hurt to be a bit shiny when I faint on stage in front of hundreds of people.
Oh well, if I survive the swan dive Friday, you can find me in Artist Alley during Saturday, where I, as usual, will be selling books and posters! Just look for the red dragon lady with the big horns.
That is all for now! Back to playing electrician/moving guy…
This Saturday brought along a lot of geekery. My costume-obsessed friend Simone had two Harry Potter-themed costumes lying around and I had an owl… Only logical conclusion was going to the park near Marselisborg(the Danish queen’s castle in Aarhus) and do a photoshoot!
Simone dressed up as Luna Lovegood, I as Hermione Granger, and my owl Artemis played the role of our mentally challenged post owl(you will understand later).
And so, the preparations have started for my third round of attending the Artist Alley at the Danish convention SVScon.
This year the convention will be 2.-4. May, providing another weekend of weird people in costumes and no sleep. I can barely wait!
You will be able to find me in Artist Alley both Friday and Saturday, but unfortunately I won’t have any exciting new book this year. But if you still haven’t gotten a copy of Resounding Echo or Silent Sound, I’ll have made sure to stock up on both, so come around! And if you already got your books, stop by anyway for a chat(I get awfully lonely if no one comes to visit me…).
Some of you might remember that I promised to dress up as a skimpy dragon for Genki, and I know I totally let you down on that one. Fortunately for you, I have had the cosplayer Skymone breathing down my neck to get me to finish the costume and this time it looks like it actually might happen! *Knock on wood*
If any of you play the MMORPG World of Warcraft, you might know the character I will be portraying. If all goes well, I will be dressing up as the dragon Alexstrasza and Skymone will be joining me as her sister Ysera. Of course, in proper online game manner, armor really doesn’t have to cover much on females. Funnily enough, it seems that the less it covers, the better protected you are!
Also, sorry: It's not the tasty kind of cookies. We're all out of those. Alrighty!