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Busy Bee Buzzing Blissfully

So much going on. Over the weekend, Thursday the 22nd through Monday the 26th, I was fi/fantasy/media/costume convention and actually did stuff. This year was also a year of firsts, I was not working the con, I paid to attend, I was a contestant in the masquerade costume contest (in a group), the group I was in, WON Best in Show for Presentation!


There was drama within the group that caused stress for a week now, but I think that is over with. I do love costuming and theatrical presentations. I always have fun.

On other fronts, the SteamFaire project is moving along nicely. I was able to do a great deal of meet and greet at BayCon and had nothing but positive responses from everyone. With over 40 registered users on the SteamFaire.com website I am moving forward… wait for it… full steam ahead. Sorry, I couldn’t help it.

I have called for a meeting on June 8th to move the planning to an open forum for discussion and input. I expect there will be a great deal of creative and interesting things brought up at the meeting.

Tomorrow, back to the gristmill. I have to something about that.


BayCon 2008

03MAY2008-0001It has been a long time since I have been to a con as a patron. For that matter it has been a long time since I have been to a con for more than the costume contest.

I am torn, I have many fond memories of conventions, I also have many negative ones. I am seeing a lot of familiar faces, and I am happy that they don’t recognize me. It cuts down on the uncomfortable “how do I get away from/ignore this person”.

So far it has been fun. I got here about 3:00 (30 minutes late for a panel I wanted to attend [steampunk]) but I enjoyed the rest of the panel and had opportunity to promote my SteamFaire event, which was well received, to a room full of steampunks. I also met the people promoting the SteamCon in Seattle. Looks like their may in fact be some cross promoting of events, and a reciprocal attending of events.

As this is a 4 day event I shall be posting when time permits.