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Dragon*Con 2012 Recap: Sunday Game of Thrones Photoshoot

I know, I know, you’re mad, right? No apologies–I’ve been busy, and last weekend was my first weekend at home in something like five weeks, and I just wanted to sit on the couch and watch football, so I did, and it was fantastic.  And now I’m finally going to get to wrapping up the 2012 Dragon*Con recaps, starting with a Game of Thrones photoshoot in which I participated on Sunday.

Sunday morning I woke up, dressed in Melisandre (check out this post where I give GIANT THANKS to the lovely and talented women who made this costume a reality), and traipsed over to the Hilton lobby to meet up with some other fantastic Game of Thrones costumers.  Look at all those colorful people!  This was a bunch of us assembled at the Hilton around noon to get the shoot started.

Oh wait, you want a close-up?

I am angry because you can sort of see my real hair from this angle, blergh.

Check out this girl’s amazing Quaithe costume:

Priestesses of Asshai!

I know you can’t tell, but all the nametags on this guy had variations of “MY NAME IS REEK” or “RHYMES WITH MEEK” and other things referring to Reek and A Dance with Dragons…so I won’t keep going because, spoilers!

And then we wandered outside the Hilton and I ran into the lovely Mary, who was quite fetchingly dressed as Morgana!  Loved her costume.

So I somehow got pulled into a smaller Game of Thrones photoshoot with a professional(?) photographer (I think they’d lost their Melisandre and they needed another one), and that shoot sidetracked the Marriott for a bit:

Ghost came too.

Then we went outside to The Cigarette Courtyard where the photographer made me ruin my dress (not really, but in my head I was all: “BUT THIS IS AN ALAIA.”)

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No more days! No more days!

I’m packed (hopefully!) and I am likely on my way to Dragon*Con now (okay, soon, I decided to sleep in just a little bit)!  And that is the best!  I’m so looking forward to a wonderful Con this year.  I have some fun photo shoots with Game of Thrones folks lined up, I have lots of cool “I want to do that” panels entered into my mobile app, I love, love, love my new Melisandre costume, and I’m looking forward to meeting some internet friends in person and being like “YAY FRIENDS.”  In case you can’t tell, I like me some friends.

Yeah, it’ll be like that except my costume is more awesome.

So, I hope to see you there!  I’ll pop back onto the blog sometime after Con to give the run down and to show y’all some pictures.  In the meantime, thank you so much for accompanying me on this iteration of the 50 Days to Dragon*Con countdown!  I hope you had as much fun reading as I had writing, and that it helped to get you even more excited for Dragon*Con!

Catch you on the other side!

21 Days to Dragon*Con: Game of Thrones (Part 2)

 

THREE WEEKS!  This is pretty much how I’m feeling right now, what about you?

So this time two years ago I was posting the teaser trailer for HBO’s Game of Thrones.   Now, two seasons of that show have already passed, how insane is that?  I’m costuming as a screen-accurate Melisandre, and there’s a whole Game of Thrones costume group on Facebook, and now everyone all of a sudden knows what this amazing series is!  I remember my first Dragon*Con only seeing ONE book version Ned Stark and that was it!  And now there are Daenarys swarming the Marriott Atrium!  Which is great!

Another thing that happened during the last two years was the release of the fifth book in the series, A Dance with Dragons–although I feel like the book had a disappointing lack of dragons for a book titled A Dance with Dragons.  While I think the television series is a masterful example of a proper book-to-video translation, I’m pretty much a book purist at heart.  This is really the series that got me into epic fantasy, and lord knows I have spent several years of my life reading other epic fantasy series while awaiting future volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire.  Yes, I know George R.R. Martin is not my bitch, but I would love it if we didn’t have to wait half a decade for a new book!

While we’re waiting, let us watch some wonderful Game of Thrones video memes!

Like ten minutes of Tyrion slapping Joffrey:

Or this great trailer for Bronn and Tyrion’s buddy comedy, One and Half Man (whatever did happen with that jack ass and that honeycomb in the brothel?)

For double nerd cred, we have Jaime and Ned’s sword battle, re-done with lightsabers:

And for cuteness factor, we have Maisie Williams (Arya), Sophie Turner (Sansa), and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran) singing the opening of the show:

And, of course, Ned Stark’s “Winter is coming” has itself become a quickmeme.  Oh, the internets.

I’m sure there are many more mega fun videos out there–I saw a great Lego opening of the show once BUT I CAN’T FIND IT.  Does anyone know where it went?  Also, the “Good to Be a Lannister” song, of course.   If you have any fun videos or memes that I missed, please share them!  Also, go watch the show and/or read the books if you haven’t!  They are the best!   And just in case I haven’t mentioned it yet, this blog and pictures of me are the first things that pop up on Google when you search “Melisandre costume.”  I feel like I am winning the internet!

 

48 Days to Dragon*Con: Dragons III, Dany’s Dragons

I was going to write a long post about this season of Game of Thrones and also how I was disappointed by the lack of dragons in A Dance with Dragons and also I was going to talk a bit about Daenerys Targaeryan’s dragons and their names and stuff, but then I decided not to, because if I heard Dany shrill “MY DRAGONS!!!!” one more time this season of Game of Thrones I was going to kill a bitch.  So I give you this instead:

Call Jorah.  Send a raven.