Dragon*con 2017 mainly Cosplay Photo Trip Report

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Re: Dragon*con 2017 mainly Cosplay Photo Trip Report

Postby bert425 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:39 pm

IntaminLove wrote:This was my 5th Dragon Con in a row and in some ways it was the best one. This is a can't miss event for me. It's just a really fun nerd party. There is so much you can do that most people can't do everything they want to do. Some of that has to do with too much partying, but that's part of the experience. Bert, I do have to call you out on breaking a big rule. No pictures in the habitrails. I'll let it slide because it looks like you took those pictures early in the morning :p . Anyway I highly recommend this con to fans of comics, sci fi, fantasy, video games, etc


as long as not stopping for pics, it's allowed.

and the only one technically in the habitrail is the Angus one.. and i kept moving, and it was late. . hence blurry.

been going for over 20 years. . ya gotta know the rules to bend em :p

(Raven is while we were in a line to get into a party in the Hilton. . so it looks like we're in the walkway moving, but just standing and waiting to get into a late night party)
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Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:30 pm

^ :wtf: So that's why you didn't drink "much" at Cedar Point last June!
You were saving yourself for Dragon*con! Aha! :cool:
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Re: Dragon*con 2017 mainly Cosplay Photo Trip Report

Postby CaryB » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:05 am

Great report from a Con.

Did you get a chance to attend the Steam Powered Giraffe concert, or perhaps catch a glimpse of any members of the group?
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Postby bert425 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:15 am

Nrthwnd wrote:^ :wtf: So that's why you didn't drink "much" at Cedar Point last June!
You were saving yourself for Dragon*con! Aha! :cool:


at that point, I wasn't going to Dragon*con! (I just don't drink that much when I know that I have full day in the sun the next day)

i was supposed to be going to a friends Birthday up in St. John. . but we just couldn't make the timing/pricing work with Nick. . so it fell apart. Literally less than a month before Dragon*con.

so Marcella, who ALSO hadn't planned on going this year -- we *all* gave up our Legacy Hyatt Regency rooms to take this year off to go to Canada (and a chunk of my typical Dragon*con group did go up to Canada) -- but had decided to go in March anyways and had swung a room at Westin. . said to me: 'ooooo. . Dragon*con ?"

and I said I had no place to stay, no flight, no ticket, etc. . .

so she said post on FB looking among my (many) friends. .and within 10 minutes had a couple of offers, including Don (who we met at CP for BarBQue) who was staying at Sheraton, another Host Hotel. He was only staying 4 nights tho (flying back home Monday) and Marce/Neal were staying until Tues and said I could crash with them at Westin on Monday night since their roomie also left on Monday morning.

so with Room secure, I looked at flights, and miracle. . .round trip on days I needed, at the TIMES I needed, both flights non-stop with two checked bags: $204. . . .less than a month before con.

it's like the universe wanted me to go.

so I did.


(but yeah, that 9am schlep from the Sheraton up that LONG hill to the Westin on Monday. . sorta sucked. . LOL)
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Postby bert425 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:19 am

CaryB wrote:Great report from a Con.

Did you get a chance to attend the Steam Powered Giraffe concert, or perhaps catch a glimpse of any members of the group?


Thanks :)

I believe I did see their table down in the Marriott level where the bands sell merch.

tho other than Cruxshadows and Voltaire (who's EVERYWHERE at Con), the only other band I interacted with was Psychostick, since i really liked some of their T-shirts. . so hung around talking to them for a bit.

I would have gone to see Bella Morte, but they (with Voltaire) were just in Austin 2 days before I flew to Atlanta for Con, so I had just seen them live.


in past years, the Con has brought in: Misfits, Gene Loves Jezebel, Starship (no, really), Bobradigan Bards, Emerald Rose, that Tesla Coil band that was on America's Got Talent, Abney Park, and tons of others. . the music lineup is always very eclectic and fun.
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Postby bert425 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:36 am

speaking of music. . I posted these in the "Last Concert Attended" thread over at random. . but might as well put here too:

Cruxshadows at 2am on Sunday.. huge crowd.


if you're not familiar with them, they are darkwave/goth, and just amazing, here's a sample:





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pretty full room
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LOVE this picture of Rogue (the lead singer)
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me, my friend Karen, and roomie Don
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Cruxshadows signature move.. during the final song (always "marilyn my bitterness" they invite as much of the audience who can make it, up on the stage with them.
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Re: Dragon*con 2017 mainly Cosplay Photo Trip Report

Postby prozach626 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:14 am

Very interesting....

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Re: Dragon*con 2017 mainly Cosplay Photo Trip Report

Postby bert425 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:01 am

prozach626 wrote:Very interesting....


heh.. I guess that's a word to describe it, tho I've never really heard it described that way :)
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Postby bert425 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:03 am

and one of my friends just posted a video he took from one of the raves at 4am. . . just look how many folks were still up and about.

he gave me permission to share. . . here's the post that went along with his video:

Now that my home pc is working again, I've finally downloaded 562 pics and videos from DragonCon. Oh boy do I have some editing to do, ts almost like a drunk was running the camera. :-) In the meantime I'll leave you with this unedited "gem" of what its like to dance at the nightly rave at 4am half tired/half inebriated. So much fun though.



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Re: Dragon*con 2017 mainly Cosplay Photo Trip Report

Postby boldikus » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:20 pm

Well this is a fun report! :lol:
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