Dragon*Con 2012

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We made it through another Dragon*Con and it was a blast. And it was too crowded. And it was overwhelming. And it was awesome.

Talk to anyone who goes and they’ll probably agree.

My summation will take the form of a montage. Be aware that below the fold lurks dozens of pictures. If you want the full photo set, go to my flickr account.

In a lot of ways, this image of Jeff and Gumby almost perfectly sums up the spirit of Dragon*Con. Of interest, I saw Gumby rocking out about 8 hours later at the DJ spin.

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Con isn’t con without Modern Naval Battles (for us). Jeff won his inaugural battle. Gaming is a huge part of the con, but it’s also very concentrated, down in the basement of the Hilton. I spent more time down there than in years past, and was introduced to Sabatoeur (fun with a big group) and Kingdom Builder (something I’ll probably pick up).

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Everybody say hi to Jessica and Neal.

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Why? Because it’s Dragon*Con.

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Tim and Jenn went running on Friday morning because they got too much sleep.

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There are lots of interesting things to see on the people around con.

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And lots of interesting people to see. I particularly like this pictures because it was a snapshot and while it didn’t give her time to react, she did have time to look at the camera.

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There’s a band that marches in the parade every year and this is a representative uniform.

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Have you seen Avengers? You should.

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This is Molly. Hi Molly.

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Who can turn down a pimped-out stormtrooper?

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This woman had great presence.

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Live long.

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There was a huge Ghostbusters contingent this year in the parade with a lot of mash-ups. There were Blues Brothers Ghostbusters, a Kaylee Ghostbuster (from Firefly/Serenity) and many others.

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This is the lens I rented from Professional Photo Resources for the weekend. Canon 85mm prime f/1.2L. Very nice. I’ll do a longer review later.

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There are also lots of excellent t-shirts at Dragon*Con.

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Inevitably, things happen as groups because it’s more fun that way. Left to right is Tim, Zack, Jenn, Jacob, Jessica, and Mike.

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Same crew, later in the evening (with Jenn taking the photo), going to the Cruxshadows concert.

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Rogue from the Cruxshadows rocked the house, as usual.

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The art show is traditionally done by me on Monday when I don’t have much else to do, or much energy to do it. Todd Lockwood gave me permission to take a picture of his sign.

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Thursday night The Extraordinary Contraptions played for their CD release party. Here is Zack.

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Concerts are fun not just for the band, but for the audience.

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Frenchy and the Punk were guest artists during The Extraordinary Contraptions’ show.

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And my favorite costume of the weekend. Heavily-armed Beeker.

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Last but certainly not least, Brandon Sanderson gave a reading from the upcoming last novel of the Wheel of Time series. I’ll blog more about that individually.

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3 Responses to Dragon*Con 2012

  1. brian says:

    love me some sabotuer

  2. Kylan Race says:

    lmao…that gumby was me..

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