Anyone Out There?

Hey guys. Got a question for you, if you live in the PNW: What conventions do you go to? Specifically, if you like books or steampunk or knitting (or all three). I know about the Comic Cons, and while I would love to go, they are pricy and crowded and not quite my scene. I… Continue reading Anyone Out There?

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Steampunk Symposium Part II: Costumes, Crafts, Booklust, and more!

Here we go, round two of the Con Report!CostumesI am horrible at taking photos, especially of my own costumes. I didn't even remember to take out my camera for most of the weekend.Once we arrived at the hotel, it didn't take long for me to realized that I'd left two key costumes pieces behind. The… Continue reading Steampunk Symposium Part II: Costumes, Crafts, Booklust, and more!

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Steampunk Symposium Part I: Con Report!

You've all been waiting for this one, haven't you? That's right, it's time for the con report!This was my second year attending Steampunk Symposium. Last year was the first year of the con. I have to say, while the hotel was nicer this year, I actually liked it less. The staff were very rude, the… Continue reading Steampunk Symposium Part I: Con Report!

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Finishing Friday

It's getting to be crunch time. Seven days from now, I'll be in Cincinnati for Steampunk Symposium.Wednesday I spent all day sewing, attempting to get our costumes finished. Missouri has a lovely skirt, and the bulk for my Victorian walking dress is done, it's just waiting on buttons and trim--which my end up hand sewn… Continue reading Finishing Friday

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News From the Front

When I packed for the Steampunk Empire Symposium, I came prepared for everything. We brought food, water, a first aide kit. I packed a second set of panty hose (which is good, since I put my thumb through the first pair as I was putting them on), and I even brought along a second knitting… Continue reading News From the Front

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The pre-convention conversation in our apartment

Me: I have a conundrum. I don't know what knitting to take.Missouri: Oh?Me: See, I can't take the [super-secret project I can't mention yet] because I have to be able to write the chart and the directions as I'm doing it, and I can't do that if I'm sitting through a panel.Missouri: Okay...Me: So I… Continue reading The pre-convention conversation in our apartment