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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Radcon 2010

You never know where you might end up during an author visit. Seriously. Dia Calhoun and I just returned from the Cavalcade of Authors in Pasco. But it was RADCON who helped fund the author extravaganza. Dia and I were immersed in the sci-fi con that is:

This guy guarded the entrance to our hotel wing.

I saw things I've never seen before. Sorry I was slow to pick up the camera. Not sure of the protocol in the moment, I now realize that most would have loved to have their photos taken. *sigh* Well, here's a bit of what I saw:

* Weapons for zombie defense
* Animal tails swinging on backsides
* A lot of tinfoil hats to ward off aliens
* A shop filled with wands
* Death
* A 300 lb man dressed as a baby doll
* A lot of steampunk
* Pirates
* Manga characters
* Klingons
* Captain Kirk
* Zombie boy

And that's just what comes to mind right now...

I LOVED IT! What a blast mixing with folks who are such avid fans. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a YA Con? Just imagine the guest list. In the meantime, I'll be thinking about returning next year. But what will I wear?

Any other sci-fi con lovers out there in rgz? What would you wear to a YA Con?

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Melissa Walker said...

I love these pics! Looks awesome.

JenFW said...

I want to see the 300lb man dressed as a baby doll!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Yeah, I'm sorry I missed the photo moment, JenFW!

holly cupala said...

How fun! Lorie Ann next to an Andorian!

What to wear...hmm...one of my favorite exhibits ever at the Sci-Fi Museum in Seattle was a collection of costumes from a bunch of different sci-fi series - Babylon 5, Farscape, Star Trek...it was awesome.

Little Willow said...

Glad that you had fun! :)

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