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Okay. So Dragon*Con room arrangements look good. Somehow I'd gotten the impression a couple more people had planned to crash in my room, which would've been problematic. Mostly the same crew as last year, with an upgrade to include Enju/My Chair-i-cuffs protege/the King of Denmark/resident Heino-expert/Russell. Same rules/warnings/blah-blah-blah as last year are going to carry over.

Honestly, you guys already know this stuff.
  • ElfGrove's Official Roommate Rules and Advice Article.
  • Be aware that the room will be used as a meet-up area as often as I can force people into seeing me. I am coming all the way from SoCali for a reason other than geek-stock. We will try to keep extended hang out times in lobby areas or local bars though, because I know everybody costumes.
  • Except for Masquerade. I'm drinking and watching that shit on DCTV from the room, for the LAWLZ. Assuming I'm not watching a football game at a bar somewhere nearby.
  • Expect drinking and alcohol to be present in the room. You're all legal. I'm good with guests in the room. However, overnight guests must be approved by the entire room, and do not bring minors into the room without making sure everyone knows its a minor. (I mean it, loud announcement upon entry.) If you don't tell us, when I find out --AND I WILL, I get to write a sign across their forehead with whatever make-up I see fit informing the world they are under 21. There shall be no underage drinking in the room.
  • There shall be NO illegal drugs in the room. Not that I'm concerned.
  • I'm checking in on Thursday afternoon, and I check out on Tuesday. This means the room will probably become temporary storage space for friends checking-out-but-not-leaving-con-yet on Monday, I've been there before. I do welcome any friend (prior room arrangements or not) to crash with me Monday night and hang out an extra night before I fly out on Tuesday. I'm footing the bill for Monday night regardless.

I'm in the final steps of working on Dragon*Con cosplays. I have got to procrastinate less next year.

Worm Hooks/Sticks [Dune]
-- Don't worry Brooke, running a little later than planned, but I've worked out all the tricky stuff now, so it will be finished in plenty of time.
- Buy more threaded pipe (read: I suck)
- Glue hooks and model ends.
- Sand.
- Paint.
- Add leather wraps.
Steampunk Swan Maiden
- Returning costume, just need to wash and re-pack.
Lady Blackhawk/Zinda Blake
- Make front jacket flap.
- Make blackhawk logos.
- Buy wig.
Blue Spirit [Avatar: The Last Airbender]
- I am possibly doing the fanciest version of this costume possible, because I'm stupid.
- Finish leg and arm guards.
- Make sheath sling.
- Make sash.
- Make mask.
- Paint sheath caps gold (when dry).

Painted & did sword hilt wrapping this weekend as well as making the sheath from scratch. The double sheath started as nothing. Nada. Praise me! ♥~ :3
Jihl Nabaat [FF13]
- Take in shirt & vest.
- Add snaps to jacket.
- Modify shoes.
- Modify belt.
- Modge Podge & paint baton.
- Make baton sling.
- Paint logo on armband.
- Make red mini tie-thing.
- Make armor.
- Add EL wiring. (May not do EL wiring in time for D*Con--final step.)

TaDa! Baton is drying!

It's a long list, but nothing really outside of my skill range left to do, so I'm actually feeling good about it. Tonight I will either pick up the pipes and finish the worm hook base construction, or will do the first stage of the Blue Spirit mask. (I killed a lot of time this weekend trying to do things for the worm hooks that just didn't work.) I've gotta do those two things this week to ensure they have enough drying time.

Psst. Cosplayers. Does anyone have a blonde wavy/curly wig around shoulder length or a little longer that they be willing to sell me? I can pick one up easy enough, but if anyone has one they'd like to sell for cheaper than I can get it new, I'd rather do that.


Anyhoo. In other convention news.

I'm going to BotCon 2011! ♥ Going just to chill with Silas and his buddies and to help man his art table so he can attend panels.

Anime Conji has officially signed the venue contract for 2011. We'll be in the Town & Country on March 25-27th. I am officially the head of the Artist Alley for 2011, and will be assisting the Exhibitor's Hall head. With day and venue locked in, we'll probably be measuring spaces and calculating table numbers in the next two meetings. [livejournal.com profile] xaynie they definitely want you to do an EGL panel for 2011, and as a panelist, you'll get a free con badge.
Our maid cafe is apparently having teh dramaz with some attendees/rivals/etc, and I don't even want to know. A lot of he-said, she-said. The maids are not being the most professional about certain things, so I am disappoint. Ah well, mostly ignorable. It's a small group of people that keep complaining to Con Chair Hector. His problem, not mine. I think it's probably just brats fighting via tattling, but I also think Hector's being too soft about the maids.

I've not had any drawing time lately, which sucks since I do have some Avatar Korra sketches I wanted to scan & color, and I wanted to participate in Zutara week, which is now over. That also means I haven't drawn Project Cosplay chibis or gotten around to starting our website for that yet. :(

There's been some dramas on the home front. The landlord is planning to sell, which meant I half-killed myself on chemicals doing some cleaning the last two weeks, and had the panic attacks and super stress as work is deadline~y crazy lately and Ms. Landlord kept changing the dates that she and an inspector were to be coming through. By the by, inspector still hasn't. D:
Regardless, I'll likely be moving here in the next 2-3 months. I've lived in the same place since coming out West so it's about time, but the timing of winter holidays just kind of sucks and I hate that I'm being pushed into it.

Date: 2010-08-02 07:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xaynie.livejournal.com
Nice looking baton!!!

Cool. Mark me down for doing a Lolita Panel! I think it will be fun.

Date: 2010-08-02 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfgrove.livejournal.com

Yay! They would still live a LoliTea too, but they'd leave the organization and how you wanted to structure it (pre-purchased tickets or whatever) up to you. If you want to do the tea thing, or know someone that would, it might be good to come with me to the next staff meting to dicuss the possibility.

Date: 2010-08-02 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xaynie.livejournal.com
Well...if they want a loli-tea I think it might be a little too pre-mature for that. Considering what I saw at Conji last year, there wasn't a huge turnout of lolitas. On top of that, my friend who was in artist alley, selling lolita things didn't do too well on business. I think it might be better to do this in 2 phases:

This year: Lolita panel
Next year: Lolita tea

This will allow those who actually attended the session to be inspired by the panel to actually go out and get some lolita garb in that time.

Date: 2010-08-02 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfgrove.livejournal.com
Makes sense to me. I'll point that out next staff meeting.

Date: 2010-08-02 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asatira.livejournal.com
We need to make a drink list so we'll know who's bringing what. Not expecting much drinking in the room (and I swear, I am going to go out with you guys instead of crashing like I normally do).

Date: 2010-08-02 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfgrove.livejournal.com
Yeah. Obviously, I can't bring anything. I don't think we'll need much though. We didn't really drink much in the room last year aside from wine at the masquerade viewing. (You should! Also take vitamins as to not get sick. ;) )

Date: 2010-08-02 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asatira.livejournal.com
I've got some mead. I can bring that for maybe Thursday or Friday night drinking.

Yep, definitely aiming to avert the stress cold/allergies, and hang out.

Date: 2010-08-03 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfgrove.livejournal.com
XD Yay! I wish I remembered what that wine we got last year that was so good was. I need to hunt and see if I took photos of it.

Yay! :)

Date: 2010-08-03 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asatira.livejournal.com
I think one was a Riesling. Can't remember the other. I'm also thinking of bringing a bottle of muscadine wine. Never tried it, but it's probably a sweet one but not too sweet.

Date: 2010-08-02 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glaswegian-took.livejournal.com
No worries! I know how awesome (and awesomely-busy) you are. I can't believe we are going to have real Maker Hooks! The Spice must FLOOOOOOOOW! :DDD

Date: 2010-08-03 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfgrove.livejournal.com
Haha. I'm really not that awesome. I procrastinate like mad.

Hee. Just don't ride any giant worms through the convention center. Actually, you never told me, who all is in your Dune group, and as what?

Date: 2010-08-03 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glaswegian-took.livejournal.com
Well our specific group is me, Lane, and our friend David. I'm doing Chani, Lane is Paul Maud D'ib, and David started out as a Random Fremen; but since the coloring of his suit is one of a sietch leader, I've decided he's going to be Stilgar. ^_^

We also have a couple more people joining our parade group, but I'm pretty sure they are Random Fremen. One of them is who the other set of hooks are going to. Lane is getting the hooks in our group since there is a big scene in the movie where Paul rides the worm for the first time.

Date: 2010-08-05 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyro-ike.livejournal.com
That sounds totally awesome, I can't wait to see your group at the con. :D

Date: 2010-08-03 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] secondlina.livejournal.com
I'm still going "How the hell are you so good at creating props!" Seriously, how do you do this? You're some kind of wizard aren't you?

Date: 2010-08-03 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfgrove.livejournal.com
Haha. I'm not that great, but I pick up a few new tricks every year. This year I've added a lot of wire-work for creating bases to my repertoire.

Date: 2010-08-03 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fastbilly1.livejournal.com
So work on figuring out what bars have what cable packages, gotcha

Date: 2010-08-03 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfgrove.livejournal.com
If you could find out ahead of time what bar will be showing the Auburn game, that'd be awesome. :)

Date: 2010-08-04 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fastbilly1.livejournal.com
Working on it love. So hows that still suit going?

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