Sunday, September 12, 2010

DragonCon, oh, DragonCon....

DragonCon is a huge event that is much like a small city, assembled within a big city, if that small city had to be built and inhabited overnight, and could exist for only four days a year....and if it were populated with an explosively creative citizenry of all ages, including pre-natal and post octogenarian.

 There is, every year, a blood drive near the YA track rooms. Vampires line up next to corsetted and begoggled Steam-Punkers, Elves, Zombies, Jokers, Storm Troopers, and the astounding variety of one-of-a-kinders.


There are more and more Steam Punk costumes. The men are gadget-encrusted, carrying weapons of infinite copper/bronze/leather/lens/and goggle design.  The woman are mostly Victorian ....lovely corsetted gowns with modern twists here and there. But I saw a few like this one...a woman actually dressed for the kind of adventure Steam Punk books usually contain. I have a Steam Punk novel banging on the door.  I look forward to writing it. 


6 comments:

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

LOVE that picture. Loved seeing you too though I'm sorry we didn't link up again!

kathleen duey said...

Me, too, Vickie--and also really glad we got the time together that we did. Thanks again for everything!!! I hope to come again next year.

kathleen duey said...

And I will learn how to spell your name. GAH! Vicky!!! Apologies.

Robyn Hood Black said...

Great post and pix - and plotting our paths actually crossing next year...
:0)

kathleen duey said...

Robyn, YES. And I wanted very much to see Deb Wiles, too--the schedules just don't always allow it.

But, yes. NEXT YEAR.

Precipitation on Film said...

Just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much I enjoyed talking to you at Dragon*Con (we had a long conversation at the Starbucks in one of the hotels). Strange as it may sound, it was one of the highlights of the con for me.

Matt Sunrich