some fedcon pictures

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FedCon 2012

It’s hard to sum up an entire convention, it’s highs and lows and nuances in a short blog post, yet at the same time I don’t really want to bore people to death with minutia. We drove to Düsseldorf on Thursday and it was a surprisingly easy drive down, most of the usual death-race 2000 [...]

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You know it’s just a show right?

We went to FedCon, Europe’s largest sci-fi convention. It’s awesome.I’m still processing.bear with me.I also got really sick and missed all of Friday so …I feel as though I’ve slipped into a weird sort of time slip. There were many highlights and a few lows. Once again I am blessed to get to spend time [...]

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Geek goddesses and nerdy Boys.

It’s that time of year again when we pack all out costumes and bits and bobs and head to Düsseldorf to hang out at Europe’s largest Sci-fi convention Fedcon. It’s a freaking blast. So let’s set the record straight here: I’m 46 years old. I’m a woman and I LOVE dressing up in costumes and [...]

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One of the things I hate being told is that “This is the way X is so you will just need to accept it.” It’s a bullshit statement and if everyone just accepted the way things were we’d still all be living in caves banging rocks together. Change happens because people want to move beyond [...]

really? What century am I living in again?

@clubjade: “Their best bet, honestly, is to give a strong female lead and then sexualize her.”(twitter) With attitudes like this it’s no wonder there’s a bit of an uprising going on over lack of well written female characters in Star Wars.  reading this well thought out post and then reading the comments especially by [...]

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The Gender game.

For a little while now there has been a growing push of people, mainly women who are discussing on twitter and through blogs the issue of gender in science fiction / fantasy mainly focused on Star Wars. It started here The GFFA Needs Women: The Disappointing Nomi Cancellation in a post by Nanci, then Chris wrote [...]

Breakfast with a Crow

So most of my friends know I like corvids, particularly crows with whom I have a pretty decent relationship. I spent a rather huge chunk of time way back when running around with camera being outsmarted by them while trying to photograph them. Crows don’t like it when you take pictures of them, in fact [...]

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it’s may the 4th and what am I doing?

I’m making another imperial officer’s hat.  Failure is not an option.

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So really I have a lot to say on a bunch of things but honestly, I’m exhausted. I’ve been making a costume and it’s been driving me nuts. Today I stepped over that awful “I can’t do this ” hump and now I’m wiped. so tomorrow I’ll try again.

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