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[livejournal.com profile] bovil and I have been at Further Confusion all weekend, taking today to pack up, but not moving home until tomorrow, so we can avoid the zoo that is the bell/valet service at midday on the last day of the convention.

I also booked our rooms for LoneStarCon 3 while we are at it.

And, on top of it all, the costumes for my masquerade entry at LoneStarcon 3 are already 2/3 finished.
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Next weekend, the Retro Dome is playing Victor/Victoria.

A bunch of us are going to the Sunday afternoon show (2:30pm)

Drag queens/kings are encouraged to make an appearance (and it's San Jose Pride weekend!).

Come on out and join our Crazy World!
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3 years ago, you may recall we mounted a group viewing of "Spamalot" for my 49th birthday.

http://kproche.livejournal.com/210890.html

(If you don't recall, it was a fabulous outing).

On Saturday, August 25, a bunch of us are attending the Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote-along at the Retro Dome.

So, I'm encouraging any of you who can to dig out your tabard and come join the fun (it's 15 bucks for the show). Reply in the comments and we can make an effort to get you seated in our mob.

If you weren't part of the original KotLT, we have a few extra tunics. Comment away and we might be able to kit you out, too!
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I'm leading a workshop on costumes from recycled materials tomorrow (10/25) evening at the San Jose TechShop.

Details here:

http://www.meetup.com/makesf/events/38345002/
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TDK had two outings on Saturday at Nova Albion to the great amusement of onlookers.

The first time out was mid-afternoon, when the steampunkonsumption (shopping) was in full swing. As Nova Albion had spread out the vendors across two rooms (on two different floors, with their usual inadequate aisles between the tables) and the mezzanine, it made for slow going. It was, however great fun.

The quick-and-dirty voice modifier definitely has to be replaced; TDKs voice was too hard to understand a good part of the time. It's also been suggested I add a second pair of rear-facing speakers to his undercarriage.

The second time out was after dinner, while folks were waiting for the evening concert ("An Airship Home Companion") to begin. A turn through the ballroom (and waiting audience) was well received, and resulted in a couple of very nice photos by [livejournal.com profile] johno with Lee Press-On. Then off he trundled to the bar area where, unbeknownst to yours truly, he amazed a group of exhibitors from the Bricks by the Bay Lego convention next door.

After putting TDK safely to bed, [livejournal.com profile] bovil and I returned to the concert in more comfortable (Edo Japanese) garb, where I was introduced to said group. They turned out to include the organizers of this weekend's BarBot 2011 robotic bartending competition, and Grant Imihara from Mythbusters! (I wish I'd realized at the time; I'd love to have a photo of Grant with TDK.)

As a result, arrangements have been made for TDK to appear at BarBot on Saturday; [livejournal.com profile] bovil and I had already been considering going to it and staying over Saturday after visiting Wondercon, and meeting the organizers (and their enthusiasm for TDK) clinched the deal.

At the suggestion of a FB friend, I've also secured the Twitter username TikiDalek for TDK. I don't expect he's going to be terribly prolific, but this will keep someone else from putting words in his (my) vocalizer on Twitter.

I've also been informed that TDK will be featured in the Gallifrey One article in Issue Two of the new magazine Doctor Who Insider!

Looks like another fifteen minutes of fame; we'll enjoy it while it lasts! :-)
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TDK had two outings on Saturday at Nova Albion to the great amusement of onlookers.

The first time out was mid-afternoon, when the steampunkonsumption (shopping) was in full swing. As Nova Albion had spread out the vendors across two rooms (on two different floors, with their usual inadequate aisles between the tables) and the mezzanine, it made for slow going. It was, however great fun.

The quick-and-dirty voice modifier definitely has to be replaced; TDKs voice was too hard to understand a good part of the time. It's also been suggested I add a second pair of rear-facing speakers to his undercarriage.

The second time out was after dinner, while folks were waiting for the evening concert ("An Airship Home Companion") to begin. A turn through the ballroom (and waiting audience) was well received, and resulted in a couple of very nice photos by [livejournal.com profile] johno with Lee Press-On. Then off he trundled to the bar area where, unbeknownst to yours truly, he amazed a group of exhibitors from the Bricks by the Bay Lego convention next door.

After putting TDK safely to bed, [livejournal.com profile] bovil and I returned to the concert in more comfortable (Edo Japanese) garb, where I was introduced to said group. They turned out to include the organizers of this weekend's BarBot 2011 robotic bartending competition, and Grant Imihara from Mythbusters! (I wish I'd realized at the time; I'd love to have a photo of Grant with TDK.)

As a result, arrangements have been made for TDK to appear at BarBot on Saturday; [livejournal.com profile] bovil and I had already been considering going to it and staying over Saturday after visiting Wondercon, and meeting the organizers (and their enthusiasm for TDK) clinched the deal.

At the suggestion of a FB friend, I've also secured the Twitter username TikiDalek for TDK. I don't expect he's going to be terribly prolific, but this will keep someone else from putting words in his (my) vocalizer on Twitter.

I've also been informed that TDK will be featured in the Gallifrey One article in Issue Two of the new magazine Doctor Who Insider!

Looks like another fifteen minutes of fame; we'll enjoy it while it lasts! :-)
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Our April 2010 issue (number 2.4, if you're counting), "Steamer Trunk" is now available for free download from http://www.yipezine.com .

As usual, both a high-resolution full-spread and a lower-resolution single-page version are available, as are all our past issues.

This one is 48 pages of steamy goodness, including the return of writer Leigh Ann Hildebrand, original fiction by Jason Schachat, a new column by Mette Hedin, visits to Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition and loads more.


As usual, we're always on the lookout for more content, so if you're interested in submitting words, photos or art, drop a note to editors (at) yipezine.com! (The deadline for submissions for issue 2.5 is May 1, according to the Yipe!calendar)
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Our April 2010 issue (number 2.4, if you're counting), "Steamer Trunk" is now available for free download from http://www.yipezine.com .

As usual, both a high-resolution full-spread and a lower-resolution single-page version are available, as are all our past issues.

This one is 48 pages of steamy goodness, including the return of writer Leigh Ann Hildebrand, original fiction by Jason Schachat, a new column by Mette Hedin, visits to Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition and loads more.


As usual, we're always on the lookout for more content, so if you're interested in submitting words, photos or art, drop a note to editors (at) yipezine.com! (The deadline for submissions for issue 2.5 is May 1, according to the Yipe!calendar)
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Today I almost finished my sailor pants, aka fall-front bell-bottomed trousers.

I have two things left to do -- hem them, and adjust the placement of the waistband buttons/buttonholes. It turns out where it looked like they should go makes the pants altogether too tight, even with the rear lacing let out.

Pictures beneath the cut )
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Today I almost finished my sailor pants, aka fall-front bell-bottomed trousers.

I have two things left to do -- hem them, and adjust the placement of the waistband buttons/buttonholes. It turns out where it looked like they should go makes the pants altogether too tight, even with the rear lacing let out.

Pictures beneath the cut )
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This is not friends-locked, because the original is available on the IGC-D public archive at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ICG-D/message/33537

If you can't access it, post a comment and I will copy the text here.

Note that I was mostly happy with the masquerade, but am not happy about the turn this discussion has taken. It didn't need to go where it has gone, and I don't blame [livejournal.com profile] karisu_sama for that progression.
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This is not friends-locked, because the original is available on the IGC-D public archive at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ICG-D/message/33537

If you can't access it, post a comment and I will copy the text here.

Note that I was mostly happy with the masquerade, but am not happy about the turn this discussion has taken. It didn't need to go where it has gone, and I don't blame [livejournal.com profile] karisu_sama for that progression.

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