Fwd: [ArmedCostumers] Conjecture/ConChord Report
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> From: Carole Parker <mscip@...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Subject: [ArmedCostumers] Conjecture/ConChord Report
> Date: October 9, 2012 3:23:21 PM EDT
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> Cc: Karen Schnaubelt <janusaries55@...>, Kory Doyle <uberotter@...>, Thatch Durbin <td@...>
> Reply-To: ArmedCostumers@yahoogroups.com
> One the personal side, I took down eleven of my scarves to sell, and
> *none* of them sold. Yep, a great big goose egg. The con had something
> like 300 people attending, so I guess critical mass for purchasing did
> not happen. Not much sold in this art show - lots of empty bid sheets.
> On the positive side, James Hay - a San Diego costumer who is running
> the programming for Condor XX in March came up to me and said "So,
> what workshops do you want to do at Condor?" It appears that the con
> chair wants some hands on workshops to happen. I was told that Condor
> gets around 500 people attending, and it would be at the same location
> as Conjecture.
> On the costuming side, Conjecture had some people wearing hall
> costumes, and I gave out ribbons to most of them - I think. I also got
> some photographs of many of the people who wore costumes for the
> Masquerade Ball. A pro was in a separate room, and once people were
> done with him, I asked if I could take their photo out in the hallway.
> Everyone said yes, and some outstanding costumes were there. A little
> over a couple dozen, with one lady reputed to be sixty years old being
> the killer costume. If I could look as good as she does at sixty, I
> will have no complaints!
> Some costume programming was available, and it was mostly the crowd
> from Los Angeles who came down to do those.
> The exception to the L.A. crowd was a San Diego guy by the name of Bob
> Mogg who was really interesting, and I'd love to spend time picking
> his brain! He's a "maker" kind of guy, and he has come up with some
> fun workarounds. Are they historically accurate? Nope, but then he
> doesn't claim to be. Does the stuff have the right look? Most
> definitely. It is accessible? Very much so. He has a drill and a drill
> press at home, and that's all he has. Plus, he's fun to listen to. I
> would so much like to import him to the San Francisco Bay Area for a
> convention because he's so much fun, and he makes stuff accessible. He
> does steampunk so well.
> I'll have to admit that I spent a lot of my time in the filking area,
> but even that was a minor disappointment. Good music happened, but not
> as many people as one would have hoped for showed up. The combination
> of Conjecture and ConChord seemed to work out for both conventions
> joining up, but some kinks need to be worked out for next year.
> Conjecture/ConChord is going to happen the weekend of October 18th
> next year, but I believe that conflicts with something else that I do,
> so I probably won't go. It was a nice local convention, but I'm not
> totally certain it was worth flying down to.
> Until later--