- Thank-you for posting this link, Sue!
CNN finally covered it -- DragonCon is literally 6 blocks away from the
CNN building in Atlanta. And I notice they covered the Ed Kramer problem
that DragonCon finally divorced itself from by reforming the corporation
away from him. Apparently his trial is in December.
DC is a lot of fun, but wow is it getting crowded and just about
impossible to get a room in one of the main hotels. I can get a ride to
it, so it's much cheaper than Worldcon (tho' I'm still going to London
The catch-phrase that I use for DragonCon is "Hall Costuming Heaven,
Masquerade Hell". I love hall costumes, but the costume contests at
DragonCon have the organizational level slightly more sophisticated than
a Halloween costume contest at a bar. Aurora Celeste had done some
notable work on upping their standards (I haven't seen any Main
Masquerade entries wearing their con badges for a few years) and, Hey, I
saw Marty Geer at DC -- he Fed-Exed his luggage to the hotel (he said is
made the airport experience so much nicer) and was a judge for at least
one or two Workmanship Costume Contests.
I won Best Master Level Costume for my Sister of The Flame costume from
the 4th-Doctor Who episode 'The Brain of Morbius'. This costume had been
on my 'repair' list for ages since the hot glue and bathing cap had
deteriorated since I made it in 1985. I did not go to the 'pre-judging'
listed in the program for this, but they were still accepting entries at
the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who Party and I filled out the form and
talked to the judges on a whim. One of them recognized the costume since
he had a copy of the episode on DVD.
I need to write this up for the Virtual Costumer .... give me a week or so.
On 9/1/2013 3:54 AM, ICG-D@yahoogroups.com wrote:
> 2a. Dragoncon
> Posted by: "Susan Toker"susantoker@... lynsepotter
> Date: Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:10 pm ((PDT))
> Some pictures from the Friday Workmanship Masquerade
It is now clear that the Krell** never invented an internet.
Because if they had, they would have known about that id problem.
**The Krell: the super-beings from the movie 'Forbidden Planet'
who destroyed themselves overnight after linking their minds to the
nearly unlimited energy source that powered their civilization and
unleashing the dark id lurking beneath their vast intellects.
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