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DragonCon Plans, 2015

August 31, 2015

dragoncon2014It’s that time again! I leave on Thursday for the madness that is DragonCon! I’ve got a pretty busy schedule this year.

aberfordI’ll arrive on Thursday and get checked into the hotel/get badges. Then I go drop off ARCs and samplers for the YALit track. (If you’re going to DragonCon, be sure to check in with the YALit folks. They’re awesome and there are door prizes! Mostly books that currently are hanging out in my car.) And yes, I’m wearing a costume on Thursday. It’s based on a soon-to-Kickstart game called Aberford. It was inspired by some concept art of 1950’s housewives fighting zombies. I have a bright red frying pan!
Thursday night is the traditional dinner at Truva. They’re an amazing restaurant right off Peachtree. (Don’t ask me which Peachtree. It’s Atlanta. They’re all Peachtree.) It’s a Turkish restaurant that my friends and I have been going to for 7 years or so. The spinach is amazing and they have belly dancers sometimes!
2014-11-13 17.46.13Friday my big events are the Wonder Woman Universe group photo shoot in the morning. I’ll be wearing my amazing Wonder Woman chainmail, created by Back to Earth Creations.
Then, in the afternoon, I’m helping out with the Vintage Vogue Fashion Show. It’s a fashion show for historical and alt historical costumes. I’ve been looking over the entries and it’s going to be pretty amazing. We’re starting off with some of the Spartans from 300 and then coming forward in time from there. (I’m really looking forward to the flapper Wonder Woman!)

IMG_6420Saturday has the Dragon Age photo shoot! I went last year in my Morrigan gown and will be wearing that again this year. (Fingers crossed that the weather holds out and we don’t get rained out!)

Sunday is a new costume, inspired by the Mad Max: Fury Road episode of Kevin and Ursula Eat Cheap. I’m doing a Fallout-inspired (so 1950’s style) post-apocalyptic librarian! I really hope it comes across! I’ve got a giant date stamp to use as a weapon! I’ve built a travel library backpack. I’ll have pictures after!
Pinup Wonder Woman  Breastplate by https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeroStylesMonday, I’m back in a Wonder Woman costume. This time, a 50’s era one. (Can you tell I have a thing about skirts with crinolines? Also, my crinoline will be much bigger than in this picture! So many skirts!)

jonathan maberry

Me with Jonathan Maberry at a DragonCon long past.

I will, of course, go to many, many panels. There are actors and authors and artists that I’m eager to see. Here is a brief and not-at-all-comprehensive list:
The Brobdignangian Bards
Mercedes Lackey
Naomi Novik
Jonathan Maberry 
Jennie Breeden
Yuri Lowenthal 
Tom Merritt & Veronica Belmont
Cherie Priest
Courtenay Taylor
Ted Naifeh
Autumn from Daydreams & Giggles
Kelly Sue Deconnick
Felicia Day
Sam Flegal
Skullgarden

I could go on, but I should probably stop. I need to pack!
Who do you look forward to meeting someday?

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