Upon arrival at DragonCon Friday evening, I was met by a frantic Jeff at the Hyatt hotel. It would seem that the hotel doesn’t actually guarantee two beds in reserved rooms. A curious approach, as we had booked the room for quad occupancy. To make matters worse, the room presented to Jeff … [Read more…]
Wake-up, coffee, parade, lunch. The morning just flew by, but being a drummer in the parade was a blast! We all took a part in it; Fox dancing, Jeff as PeeWee Herman, and Amanda as Ms. Yvonne.
I was able to work with the crowd more this year and give out some nods and … [Read more…]
It occurred to me half-way through this week that I hadn’t really said anything about DragonCon on my blog. Well, it’s that time again! The wife, and our surrogate siblings have been extremely busy – staying up into the wee-hours – to get things ready for the event. Whether it was finishing … [Read more…]
It’s getting down to the wire and it looks like we just scored a room at the Marriott Marquis for Dragon*Con weekend, thanks to Mike Eaves. He’s one of the other drummers on the Silk Roads track and in the Dragon*Con drumming circle. I’m sure I’ve mentioned the apparent misalignment with drumming and … [Read more…]
My wife and I watched Serenity Saturday evening. We both really enjoyed the movie. We’ve both seen the first and only season in its entirety, and were saddened to see it cancelled. Despite this, the fans rallied and helped to get a movie made from the TV show. The original cast … [Read more…]
As you travel life’s highways, stop and smell the roses…and get a piercing. That’s the advice Con’rs heard, anyway. DragonCon is, as of recent years, a five day event including labor day. The event takes place in Atlanta within the Marriott Marquis and Hyatt hotels (registration was actually taken care of in … [Read more…]
Tomorrow (technically, later today) marks our first day attending DragonCon this year. We’re real excited about it. We were very close to getting a hotel room this time, but fell short of the timing. Amy put some really funny Chewbacca pictures into the art show this year. We’re hoping for a … [Read more…]
My wife is working on an art project for DragonCon this year. She doesn’t have much time, but her best work is done at the last minute. She has been getting her work into the DragonCon art auction for a few years now and she really loves it. I enjoy seeing her … [Read more…]
Today, I was pointed to a good article on How Stuff Works [.com]. You’ll be amazed at the technical depth to which this article reaches. It just goes to show you the ernest efforts put forth by fans of Sci-Fi. Do not underestimate the loafer.
“There are two ends to any lightsaber — … [Read more…]
Our first day at Dragon*Con was pretty good. It feels a little different having a baby with grandma while we’re out. We hope to have him along by this time next year, but he probably won’t be interested in spending the week just yet. We’re heading back tomorrow late in the afternoon. … [Read more…]