Too Damn Close, and I Give Up

19 08 2010

I give up! I can’t not talk about Dragon*Con. It’s too damn close and not close enough. I can’t wait. Anyone got a TARDIS? Time machine of any sort? no? Damn.

I can’t wait to see all the Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, DC Comics, Marvel, anime, Doctor Who, Torchwood, BSG, Buffy and Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, video game and many other cosplayers. Okay, those links all link to zazzle, and I get money if you buy anything from Zazzle within 45 days after clicking those links, but the links are relevant to their hypertext. Buy from them, buy from me. I need the money. I can’t get a job, I’ve been trying. So please.

Please?

Okay, anyway. I still can’t fucking wait ’til Dragon*Con… how many more days is it? Shit! that many? Damn you, time, and your apparent linearity even if you are wibbly wobbly and all that. Grr.





Another Post about That Thing Which Shall Not Be Mentioned

31 07 2010

I’m breaking my promise to my readers and myself, but I had to post this. I’m planning a choreographed Lightsaber Duel at that-thing-which-shall-not-be-mentioned with my roommate in the halls of the Marriott Marquis. If you’ve never been to the one in Atlanta… trust me when I tell you the halls are perfect for a Lightsaber Duel… and for generating an audience. We’ll have to be careful, though, so as we don’t get kicked out.

We may have to time it to Duel of the Fates as well.





Why I May Never Costume

24 07 2010

I’m not sure I could ever costume. I want to, but I want to pretend to be too many different characters to ever decide on one…. Maybe next year I’ll go to Dragon*Con as a Jedi Knight, or Kaylee Frye, or Kilik, or Raiden, or Riku, or Link, or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or ror orororororororrororororororororororororro………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………//

Reboot. Sorry about that… but that’s the conversation I have with myself or a friend or two every year the weekend after Dragon*Con… And I always seem to have a meltdown towards the end. I can’t ever seem to decide what I want to do… and then I have a sort of nerd overload and always have to calm myself. That is why I believe I may never costume.





Nerd Drink Recipes

24 07 2010
  1. Cthulaid
    • Ingredients:
      • 3lbs white grain sugar (5 if you are a sugar-fiend)
      • 2 cans of pre-mix cool-aid (cherry and hawaiian punch)
      • 10 packets of blue raspberry lemonade cool-ade flavoring
      • 1 2ltr bottle of mountain dew (regular)
      • 1 2ltr bottle of mountain dew code red
        • (you can replace the code red with 4 cans of cherry Jolt cola)
      • 1 750ml bottle of raspberry flavored vodka (we prefer smirnoff)
      • the largest bottle of Yago Fruit Sangria you can buy
      • 1/2 750ml bottle of catdaddy moonshine (optional)
      • 1 bottle of raspberry lambic
    • mix vigorously. decant into reasonably portable bottles.
    • makes about 3 gallons.
  2. Pie
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 qt. Everclear
      • 1 gal. Apple Juice
      • 1 gal. Apple Cider
      • 7 sticks Cinnamon
      • 4 Cups Sugar
    • Mix apple juice, apple cider, sugar, and cinnamon sticks together. Boil until cinnamon sticks lose flavor. Add Everclear. Refrigerate
  3. A Slow Comfortable Screw With Captain Jack (Harkness or Sparrow; your preference) – 11.67% alcohol
    • Ingredients:
      • 8 oz Orange juice
      • 1 oz Sloe gin
      • 1 oz Southern Comfort
      • 1 oz Vodka
      • 1 oz Captain Morgan Tattoo
    • Mix well. All measurements are approximate.
  4. Sonic Screwdriver – depending on what proof vodka you use 7.78 – 8.89% alcohol
    • Ingredients:
      • 6 oz sprite
      • 2 oz Blue Curacao
      • 1 oz vodka
    • Fill highball glass 1/3 full with ice. Add the Blue Curacao and vodka, and then pour the sprite over top of it to mix it all together.
      • This is my own modified version of a recipe of the same name found here.
  5. Grog
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 oz rum
      • juice from 1/2 lemon
      • 1 organic sugar lump (If your sugar is ever ‘inorganic’, you’re doing it wrong.)
      • 2 cloves
      • 1 stick of cinnamon
    • Boil some water. Fill a mug with the boiling water. Dump all ingredients in the boiling water. Let steep for at least three minutes… and if you’re following the recipe from Dragon*Con TV, take a sip of the grog. Spit it out. Mix all left-over rum with Coke. Drink rum and Coke until you forget the taste of grog.
  6. Romulan Ale – 26.67% alcohol
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 cups Blue Curacao
      • 1 cup clear rum
      • 1/2 cup grain alcohol
      • 1/2 Viso Will
    • Mix in a sealed bottle. Chill till ice cold. Serve. Die.

This post will likely be updated as my knowledge of nerd drinks expands.





Dragon*Con 2010

19 07 2010

Preparations are underway for Dragon*Con. I have a room–in one of the con hotels this time. I almost have the money I need, though I want a bit more. Have a few recipes for nerdy alcoholic drinks. Am planning what I’m gonna pack (am taking my laptop this year… and am gonna remember to bring an actual camera; though, the one on my phone isn’t bad.)

I don’t think I’m gonna actually be able to costume this year either. I’ll still try to before the month is out, but it’s looking grim. One year. So many characters and only 4 days a year… *sigh*.

Gonna have to practice with the other camera… I’m used to the one on my phone.

Well that’s all for now. More later as it gets closer to Labor Day weekend.





Dragon*Con III

13 09 2009

Saturday… after I woke up anyway. I woke up in time to see the D*C parade at 10 with Ian. Sam, Maia, and Teeter were in the parade. Sam was the 10th Doctor, Maia was Rose (technically from an episode in her first season), and Teeter pretended to look like Donna….

Sam is the one in blue, and Maia and Teeter are the two to his left (the right side of the photo).

Later that day I got separated from Ian and wandered around the Con for a bit, finally meeting up with Sam. I kept him company while he waited in line to get an autograph from Terry Gilliam. We talked about a lot of stuff. After that he went up to his room to shower before the BSG party. And I wandered around the Conagain… until the BSG party. Was one of the first in line. The BSG party was interesting, and I wish I could have stayed longer, but I was tired… like I was practically asleep on my feet… and I had to walk a mile to my hostel. So that’s how that night ended… early… around midnight.





Dragon*Con II

11 09 2009

Okay, so I arrived in Atlanta on Friday about 1… I had a test in French otherwise I would have skipped and gotten there in the morning. I basically wandered around the Con for a few hours, checking out the dealers’ tables and costume spotting until I could check into my hostel and then go to the first event I wanted to see. It was a showing of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and, after, a showing of the Buffy musical, Once More with Feeling. So after I checked into my Hostel I headed over to the Sheraton Hotel where the event was only to discover that the line was wrapped around the building. Giving up, I sat down on the stairs next to two people who weren’t in line either, and we started talking. Those two people were Ian and Maia, who I mentioned in my previous post. The event was entertaining, but after was better.

It started slowly with just Maia, Ian and me. Then we joined up with one of Maia’s friends, Teeter (I don’t remember her real name.) Then after that we met up with Sam and a couple of random guys I never saw again. There was a small amount of alcohol passed around that night. When I say small, I mean a few sips here and there… despite the fact that I’m 20. We stayed up til well into the morning… about 3.00 or so. It was fun, especially when Teeter pulled out her ukulele. Finally, we decided it was time to go to bed, and I discovered Ian was staying at the same hostel as I was.