knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Default)

Originally published at KnitChick's blog. You can comment here or there.

Okay, time to write up this con report before I completely forget what happened!

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knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Four & Romana II ship)

Originally published at KnitChick's blog. You can comment here or there.

Hi all!

I will be writing up a full convention report probably tomorrow or Friday (had to dive right into homework), but I wanted to post that I have uploaded my photos.  They’re all up on Facebook, and the last of the photos are heading up to Flickr right now.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitchick1979 under the Chicago TARDIS 2011 set.

Highlights of this convention year: Matthew Waterhouse & Janet Fielding trading barbs about knit Daleks, winning the $25,000 Pyramids of Mars game, getting tons of nice comments about my super awesome geeky engagement, talking wedding plans/ideas with Tony Lee, and getting Mark Sheppard to pose for a photo by Mad Girl’s TARDIS with the Traveling Duckies!

Full report to come soon! :)

knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Four & Romana II ship)
I'm still in shock, it seems like a dream that I haven't yet woken up from. But yes, I am now engaged to [livejournal.com profile] rengeek as of yesterday.

Details this way! )
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Default)
Phew! This was one crazy weekend! I hope Wizard World doesn't come up against Relay again next year - I need that recovery time. :)

Relay went REALLY well this year. Thanks for the dry thoughts - it looked like we might have rain and then it all disappeared! We just had a little shower around 4 am that was hardly anything.

Final totals won't be added up for a bit yet, but the numbers announced at closing ceremonies put Team GEEK at just over $3,000! We have our Bronze Team sign, and it looks like we might even hit Silver before the Relay fiscal year ends August 31st.

We pulled the raffle winners - Congrats to Esther L. who won the Scarf, Stephanie C. who won the Dalek, and Gina & Jenny L. who won A Reasonable Facsimile Theatre Company tickets!! The video is on You Tube at http://youtu.be/_vi2S6XpXdk

Other teams were pushing their raffles, and I bought a couple of tickets from the Shamrock Angels, and won me a pair of Medieval Times tickets!! Considering that [livejournal.com profile] rengeek and I were just recently talking about going there (and discovering they charge $60 a person), it was the perfect win! (that makes TWO expensive dates I've won for us this summer, as I also won dinner for two at Chama Gaucha, which I'm betting is really pricey)


Saturday was the day of sleep through EVERYTHING including massive severe thunderstorms. :)


Sunday [livejournal.com profile] rengeek and I were back at Wizard World/Chicago Comic-con. This is a convention I really don't feel like is worth paying for anymore, especially since they overcharge for EVERYTHING - I mean, celebrities I've met and gotten autographs from before were at least $10 more than I'd paid for at other venues (like, Tia Carrere was charging $30 instead of the $20 at Hollywood Palms or Kai Owen charging $20 when his autograph was free at Chicago TARDIS). I really don't like paying $40 to spend a day doing nothing but spending MORE money.

That said, I'd be happy to keep going if I'm doing a booth with the Ghostbusters: Chicago Division. We had our Ecto on display (thanks to Jerry, who did an AMAZING AWESOME job putting it together!!), along with the Vigo lifesize poster, ecto containment unit, and a few miscellaneous props. We were letting people pose for pics with the car, and even wear a proton pack if they donated $1 to the American Cancer Society. We raised over $500, wow! :) Plus it was just so much fun talking to people and posing for photos and even helping the little kids put the pack on. I'd rather spend all day hanging around the Ecto in gear than shopping any time, besides, it keeps me from spending much! I actually only spent $10 at the con itself (for a Browncoats parking permit & a Proton Pack Operator's License)

[livejournal.com profile] huskyfriends and I also brought the Sarah Jane Traveling Duckie around to visit some people - she met Kai Owen, Charisma Carpenter, Batman, some artists in Artist's Alley, and more. :) I purchased a TARDIS boarding pass for her so she's ready for her travels. We talked up Relay and our team a bit as well!

The highlight of the day though was meeting Jason Narvy (Skull from Power Rangers)! I was standing at the back of our booth and I look over and go "OMG am I dreaming or did Jason Narvy just walk into our booth??" Nope, I was not dreaming. SO not dreaming. He walked back with Zach and Zach asked if Jason could wear my proton pack (which just happened to be sitting on the floor back there) for photos. Of course I said yes! I can't wait to get my laptop fixed & behaving so I can actually POST the pictures. But EPIC AWESOME. :D :D :D Then he tried Ecto Cooler (yes, we had Ecto Cooler! Our esteemed leader Dan has cracked the recipe - it's at http://www.ghostbusterschicagodivision.com ) He was really cool, and it was so awesome to meet him. I'm still on cloud nine!

At the end of the con day the guy in the booth across from us put on the Ghostbusters theme so we all got out there in front of our booth & danced to it. The song ended just as the announcement that the con floor was closed went out. We packed up & then I took [livejournal.com profile] rengeek and Steve out to Fox & the Hound for wrestling after dropping [livejournal.com profile] huskyfriends off at home. I got some knitting done :D because I really don't care about wrestling.

Now I should finish journaling & actually get some knitting done at knitting group!
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Default)
Hi all!

I've been woefully neglecting this journal....I had a very busy semester and then went right into OMGACEN prep.

But now that I'm mostly packed I'm taking a break to post my Acen schedule.

Cut to save your flist from explodey )

See you at the con! :D
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Doctor Who (all ten Doctors animated))
So, we're still working on the plan for the next Whoniverse Photoshoot (coming up on Saturday October 23rd!), so I thought I'd put up a poll to get an idea of where people would like to have the shoot. Not just for this shoot, but it'll help for future shoots too ;)

Read more... )

And again don't forget to mark your calendars for October 23rd!
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Mal & Zoe - smooth criminals)
So who's all still in for our Firefly group??

Roll call and photo plans this way )

Any questions? Concerns?
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Default)
Day 12 – Whatever Tickles Your Fancy

Hmm... I think I'll point to a couple of my favourite internet places to talk Who :)

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knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Four -- Jelly Baby)
Day 10 – A Who-Related Photo That You Took

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knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Default)
Day 08 – A Who-Related Photo That Makes You Happy

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knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Default)
I'm making a season 13 Doctor Who scarf using the pattern at wittylittleknitter.com, in KnitPicks Telemark sport weight wool. It's turning out nicely, especially now that I'm past the tan stripe!



I'll post pictures later, but if you're dying to see I've got a couple up on Flickr (though not of the bronze stripe in progress yet)
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Captain Jack WWII)
Hey all!

I am home safely from Chicago TARDIS. This was the best convention EVER, I'm struggling to find the words to describe how amazing it was!

My eyes are closing because I'm exhausted but I just wanted to post a brief report before I pass out.

Read more... )
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Period Military is back)
Hello everyone!

ETA: Less than one week to go! PM me if you need a contact number to call, especially if you think you'll be running late.

I'm putting a post here in my journal to spread the word about an idea [livejournal.com profile] huskyfriends and I have been batting around. We love spending time getting really awesome photos of cosplay (like when we spent time with [livejournal.com profile] adistantshadow at Wizard World, that was fun!) and we thought, why not make a day of it and get a big group together to get photos at some great locations we know of. I've been to a few gatherings organized on the Anime Central forums, like the Acen Aftermath Photoshoot in 2007 where at one point we had around 50-60 people walking en masse around downtown Chicago. It's great fun!

So, we would like to create a Whoniverse cosplay photoshoot gathering on Saturday, October 24th, 2009.

Details behind the cut )

So....who might be interested in coming? Characters? We've already started brainstorming and we have a load of great ideas already but the more the merrier! Pass along the word, we'd love to have a great big group. Any and all Whoniverse costumes are welcome and also non-cosplayers are welcome too. I'd love to have multiple photographers come along to this. Comment away! :D
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Default)
Hey everyone!!!

The photos from the photoshoot that Nick took are uploaded!!

His website is The Enthusiasts and there's a great shot from the WTTW sign on the front page, with a link to the full gallery.

I'm just skimming quickly but WOW these photos are some of the best cosplay shots I've gotten! :)

I really can't wait to see what comes out of Carole's camera. (hers we have to wait, film takes longer!)

Now, I go change out of costume :) but thanks everyone for coming, I can't wait for the next one!!!!
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Captain Jack WWII)
Okay gang! Carole and I took some time tonight to work up a full schedule.

Photoshoot schedule this way! )

Again, please spread the word to anyone you think might come! Open to anyone in the Chicagoland area, and no, you don't need to have a Doctor Who related cosplay to join us!
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Captain Jack WWII)
I've been so behind on everything lately but I just finally managed to add one of the cool finishing touches to my WWII Jack costume!

Photo this way )

(oh and can I say I love the "sick" option in this mood theme? ;) )
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Animated Jack CoE costumes)
I just could not wait to put these pictures up, because we got some amazing photos today at Chicago Comic-con (formerly Wizard World). [livejournal.com profile] huskyfriends did the photography, I have no problem handing her my camera at cons because I know she'll get the awesome pictures ;) We met up with [livejournal.com profile] adistantshadow and got some really great Jack/Gwen shots, then we found out there was someone cosplaying Ianto, so that became a MISSION. We managed to chase down Ianto and get some super awesome CoE promo shots :)

Highlights this way )
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (IantoEyecandy)
Yes, my teddy bear cosplays as well.

Pictures this way )
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Default)
I'm sitting here suffering con plague and trying to catch up.

If anything was posted since early Thursday morning you want to make sure I see, linkie me please. I tried to catch up but it's hard with the size of my flist.

Read more... )
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Jack and Strawberry Tower)
Two memes in one!

8 Days Meme )


Cosplay meme )
knitchick1979: Drawing of Philip from Kamen Rider W transforming with the Heat Memory. (Default)
Get ready for a massive report on my packed weekend!! :) Pictures forthcoming as soon as I can get them developed (I used my film camera this weekend) ETA: My pictures, such as they are, are now here! Click on the thumbnails for full size!

Friday )

Saturday )

Sunday )

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