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Some day, I’m either going to do a Broken Saints info panel, or drum up the cash to do a Broken Saints room party at CONvergence. As old as the series is, I think it could do with some more exposure among geeks in my area.
Eating with Ice King at Dairy Queen.
Hey look, it’s me!
foogee asked: Are you going to be at the Adventure Time photo shoot Thursday? I'd love to get a picture with you and have my emotions rocked by being in the same room as Simon.
As a matter of fact, I am! It was actually me needing to wear my Simon costume on Thursday (due to using my real beard, and having other costumes that require less facial hair later in the weekend), that caused the photoshoot to end up getting scheduled for when it is. So yeah, I’ll definitely be there, being both a walking spoiler and a provider of Ice King feels for all! :-D
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So, I’ve been hearing rumors that there’s gonna be an influx of creepers at CONvergence who are trying to retaliate against the “Cosplay Is Not Consent” campaign that started at CONvergence last year. Obviously, this is not a cool thing to be happening.
That said, I’m unofficially adding myself to the list of “safe” adults to come to if you feel like you’re being harassed or intimidated. I’ll be around all CON, staying at the Days Inn across the highway from the Doubletree.
My name is Dirk Ykema, and my Badge Name will be StellarVisions. Here’s what I’ll be wearing for costumes all weekend, so you can find me:
Thursday: Simon Petrikov (though my skin will be blue, and my beard white, you get the basic idea)
Friday: “Professor” Jake English (no picture, but look for a guy in a white pith helmet carrying an absurdly large gun, with a green skull on my t-shirt.)
Saturday: Ellis (I’m on the right, and will again have the silly toy chainsaw)
Sunday: Scott Pilgrim (on the left, obviously, lol)
I’ll also be keeping my eyes and ears open all con as I go around room parties and stuff, and will report things I see going on that shouldn’t be happening to con staff.
Anyway, see you at CON!
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I’m signed up for the Speed Dating panel on Thursday night of CONvergence. Iam going to be cosplaying as Simon Petrikov (aka The Ice King), for the entirety of Thursday afternoon and evening. Thusly, I am going to be attending a speed-dating event in full costume. Particularly, a character who is well-known for being lonely and princess-obsessed.
This cannot end badly XD I think I’ll take a picture of myself before I put on my costume, so that I can show anyone who’s curious what I look like under all the makeup.
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"BRAINS!" by Voltaire could be fun to sing, heh
I’m still thinking about what I want to actually sing for my qualifying round, and if we have to sing something different during the finals on Sunday.
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So, I was originally planning on rooming with a friend of mine and her boyfriend, as well as two other friends of mine at CONvergence this coming July. Unfortunately, the friend and her boyfriend have dropped out on me, and after some consideration, I’ve decided that rather than trying to cram 5 people into a hotel room, I would reduce my number to 4 people, myself included. This makes it $75 for the whole weekend staying at the Bloomington West Days Inn, which is just across the highway from the Doubletree.
As stated in the title, I need one more person. I’d prefer someone in their 20’s, male or female, and driving/having a car is a bonus, but not necessary. Feel free to send me an ask if you need a room, so that we can hammer things out ahead of time. Thanks!
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So, I go to a big, 4-day convention in Minnesota called CONvergence. At the hotel the con is hosted at, there are “cabana rooms” that ring the courtyard and pool area, that are used exclusively for themed room parties. Anything from dispensing toast “House of Toast” to themed rooms for Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Firefly, and so on.
I’ve had this thought before, but have never seriously considered it (owing largely to being the only Broken Saints fan in Minnesota, that I’m aware of anyway), about doing a Broken Saints-themed room party at CONvergence. The room itself would have Broken Saints playing all evening/night, and would be decorated with whatever posters/flyers/artwork I can scrape up from the creators/fan community, and would otherwise be decorated in the style of a dirty cityscape. The balcony, on the other hand, would have a sandbox, and would be decorated in the style of Lomalagi, and would be a place people could go to relax, and get away from the noise of the room. I’m not sure what I’d serve for snacks/beverages, but I’m sure I could come up with some Broken Saints-inspired cocktails, if I really worked at it.
I dunno, I just really want Broken Saints to have a bigger presence in the geek community, particularly the con I go to. Maybe I could do a panel on it or something, lol
- Finish the repairs/upgrades to my pre-existing costumes
- Finish getting the stuff I need for my new costumes
- Don’t be such a potato around people, make actual attempts to socialize (I feel like there were a ton of social opportunities tossed at me that I completely missed because I’m socially retarded)
- Have an exit plan in place should I get overwhelmed and start to freak out
- Play more video games
- Keep a water bottle on my person at all times
- Get in better shape for Sabretooth
- Participate in karaoke
- Bring everything I need for my nighttime sleep rigamarole, and actually make an attempt to get decent sleep
- Don’t be such a weirdo during the Homestuck gathering
Aha Nicci and I were actually starting to talk about making sure we are getting stuff ready for CONvergence and Detour too aha. Good to know nicci and I are not the only ones thinking of this (except for the fact that I will, without a doubt wait till the week before to do anything major but whatever.) Good luck :D (Also I didn’t think you were a weirdo at the HS gathering, just my opinion)
Thankfully, this year I have my mom around a lot more to help me with my cosplay stuff, since she’s officially retired, so my costumes will be better quality this time around. I think the main thing I’m worried about is getting to the con, and getting so overstimulated that I hardly do anything the whole weekend but walk around in a daze, like I did this past year.
As far as the HS gathering goes, I always feel a little weird, because like 90% of the HS fandom is younger people, like you and your sister, so I always feel a tad creepy spending time with people half my age. That, and since I only know a handful of the Minnesota Homestucks, and really not all that well at that, that I sort of feel like the fandom outsider.
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