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SVScon 2014 – Hour of the Dragonqueen

Phew!

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’ll geek off for now. Pictures will be up later!

Lich King Alexstrasza cosplay

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SVScon, Get Ready!

SVScon with dragons

Flowers are blooming, birds are singing… and I have absolutely no time to appreciate it!

I’m surrounded by boxes, some filled with books, some filled with costume parts, and I’m not even close to being packed and ready for SVScon tomorrow!

I already wrote that I would be going to the Danish convention SVScon back in February, so it really shouldn’t come as a surprise for me. Somehow, it still does.

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…

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Two Girls and an Owl

Owl Harry Potter

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).

All pictures are taken by me or Skymone Cosplay.

Luna Lovegood Cosplay

I love Simone’s dreamy expression in this one. Totally Luna!

Luna Lovegood Cosplay

Owl Harry Potter

Owl Mail Post Service… Just not what it used to be.

Hermione Granger Cosplay OWl

A geek girl and her owl.

Hermione Granger Cosplay

More Photos

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SVScon 2014 – Third Time’s the Charm!

SVScon with dragons

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!

If you don’t believe me, take a look at Alexstrasza’s game model.

So, yeah… I’m going to freeze my ass off.

Previous events at SVScon:
2012: A Day at SVScon
2013: Another Crazy Time at SVScon

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Night Elf Approved

Night Elves are the best salesmen in the world, as proved at Genki 2013. Enjoy this selection of Night Elf approved items, presented by Simone the Night Elf Druid:

Pepsi:

Night Elf Pepsi

Bottled Water:

Night Elf Water

Books by Michelle Louring:

Night Elf Book

Night Elf Book

Sonic Bags: 

Night Elf Sonic Bag

Furry tails:

Night Elf Tail

SUPER GLUE

Night Elf Super Glue

Give a big hand to Simone and visit her at Skymone Cosplay!