Tag: Scintilla

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!

2 Days to Dragon*Con: Making the Wait Go More Quickly

How are you doing with the wait, guys?  This whole going to work thing is not easy, especially because I have a number of major deadlines at work this week and I need to get them all done by Wednesday, so I am incredibly busy and really, I just want to look at Dragon*Con stuff and think about Dragon*Con and talk about Dragon*Con.

So here are some of the things I am doing to mitigate the anticipation:
1)  This blog (duh).  Having a place to count the days is certainly helpful!

2) Big giant happy smiley faces scrawled all over Labor Day Weekend on my calendar.

3) Playing with the Dragon*Con iPhone app, lots and lots.

4)  Eyeing the 2012 Dragon*Con photo scavenger hunt list and trying to figure out where to find all these things–my two big person win photographs from last year were running into Dr. Stephen Granade and finding Timmy the ThinkGeek Monkey.

7)  Listening to this podcast on repeat.  So many bands that I liked from my band profling are in it!  CalabreseEgo LikenessI: ScintillaDie SektorCruxshadows!  A really good song by The Extraordinary Contraptions!  So exciting, and a great way to get hyped for Con!

8) Packing (ungh).

9) Futzing with the last little bits of my costumes and my wigs and my makeup and my accessories.

10) Excitedly waiting to go pick up my Melisandre dress!

Again, those are just a few things that are keeping me sane until Thursday morning comes and I can get on the road to Atlanta.  How are you managing these last few days before Dragon*Con?

8 Days to Dragon*Con: Band Profile, Eryn Woods

EIGHT DAYS Y’ALL!!!   So excited I can hardly stand it.  And we’ve reached the end of our band profiles!  I know these haven’t been the most insightful musical analyses of all time, but hopefully they have given you an idea of who the bands are, what they sound like, and how to tell all the Steampunk bands apart (probably less successful on that account).  I know who I want to see D*Con weekend (Calabrese, Cruxshadows, Freezepop, I: Scintilla, Valentine Wolfe etc.) and, uh, who I don’t want to see.  How is your band list looking for the weekend?

So, onto the last band profile: Eryn Woods, who has an amazing red mohawk.

Look at her!  She’s totally hot.  And her music is totally great.

Ahhhh that was fun and filmed at Dragon*Con and I actually remember seeing them during the parade and being like: “Who are these dumb bitches in dumb clothes just dancing alongside the parade?  They totally suck!”  Now I feel like a total bitch because they were clearly just filming their video, duh.  But those leopard-print leggings are still sort of dumb.  Actually, leggings in general are just dumb–is that trend over yet?

I like the cute squeaky little voice, I totally do.  I’d dance to this so much you guys.

Her face really is quite striking–this is more of a clubby song, but I WOULD STILL DANCE TO IT.

Eryn Woods is great!  According to her Dragon*Con profile her music has been on hilarious MTV/VH1 shows like Jersey Shore and Mob Wives, and she has also performed for (maybe opened for?) ROBYN.  WHO I LOVE.  Need we revisit the “Call Your Girlfriend” phase of my life?  We must, oh yes we must:

Man, Robyn should come to Dragon*Con.

Okay, Eryn Woods talking points:

–Red mohawk

–Pop pixy princess but sort of punk but very squeaky in a good way

–DANCEY DANCE DANCE.

Two thumbs WAY UP.  So pleased to end the band profiling on a POSITIVE note!  I hope y’all enjoyed this series–is end means that Dragon*Con is just thatmuchcloser!!!