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Dragon*Con 2015!!!

Friday, September 11th, 2015

So many pictures, so little time. A wide sampling of images is now up in the Dragon*Con 2015 gallery.

Some highlights follow…

Woody and RC

Magic Armor

Elliott and ET

The deep end of the Dead Pool


Team USA Quidditch

The Dragon*Con Parade:
Doc Brown and the DeLorean

The Love Bug


Carter, Cap’ and McArthur

Frenchy and the Punk


Captain Reporting For Duty

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

For the few of you who haven’t seen these pics already, check out the gallery for images of my new Imperial Line Officer Captain[1] costume. Custom tailored pants and uniform coat by Fine Character. I purchased the belt and hat greeblie, but fabricated the rank badge and code cylinder. The boots were an eBay find.

The 501st approved me within a few days[2]. The folks I talked to at D*C thought it was very well made and that I really looked the part. It was fun (and somewhat refreshing) to hang out with people who were even more fanatical than I. [3]

More costume pics in the Gallery.

  1. This comes with the responsibility of commanding a Star Destroyer and earning such privileges as Force Strangulation, death by asteroid []
  2. I’m member ID #91138 []
  3. If there’s one thing Dragon-Con is good for, it’s reminding you that as far out on the edge of the bell curve you might be, there are always people further out. []

A bad moment at D*C…

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Is still much better than a good day at work…. which would be a worthwhile comparison if recently there had been a lot of good days at work.

However, as I downloaded images from my phone[1], I came across this little gem:


Somehow, a big pink fuzzy alien managed to cram into the front bench seat of a 12-passenger van AND manipulate a phone to take a picture of his alien visage peering back through the rear view mirror. It was awkward, hot and uncomfortable to be in that van…. but I’d rather be there.

  1. Does the fact that ‘downloading images from my phone’ still amazes me, signify that I have, in fact, reached the top of the hill which one inevitably ‘goes over’? []

Reality is to Dragon*Con as Cottage Cheese is to…

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

a) a pan-galactic gargle blaster.
b) spiced rum and corsets.
c) trans-warp beaming.
d) cartoons with blue hair.
e) all of the above… and so very much more.

Without further ado, let’s get right into a sampling of the hundreds of images taken over Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, GA.

Steampunk costumes:

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Time travelers and space adventurers:

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Game themed costumes:

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Other Notable costumes:

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Guest stars:

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And friends:

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A good time is had by all.

Four Days at Dragon*Con

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

As some of you are aware we periodically attend an amazing indescribable convention of fellow geeks called Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA.

If you’ve ever wanted to see what this is like, you might start with this video special (aired on PBS over the last year or so). It’s a bit under one hour long and is in documentary format.

We knew all along.

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

This link to Dragon*Con TV goes out to my sister.

We knew all along.

2008 in Review – Part 3

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Yes, how could I not mention my 15 minutes of fame at Dragon*Con wearing a big fuzzy plush alien costume. So I recently searched to see if anybody had posted anything more about the yip-yip costume at Dragon*Con.

I’m glad I did because I found two videos. It’s very surreal watching a video of yourself, when it’s not yourself, from a perspective other than the one you remember.

OK I’m done now.

Saturday, September 13th, 2008


Thanks to the Daily Dragon staff!

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

As I mentioned previously, I was welcomed into one of the many back-rooms of Dragon*Con by the very friendly Daily Dragon staff.

Thanks to Director/Editor Eugie Foster (pictured), Assistant Director Paul J.
Iutzi (who shot the pic) and all of the other excited folks I met that night.

yip yip visits Daily Dragon staff

Dragon*Con Pics Posted

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Of the 400 something pictures I took this weekend, I’ve uploaded over 100 of them into the Dragon*Con 2008 gallery. There are sub-albums for each day Friday through Sunday, with the majority of the pictures on Saturday because of the parade.

Here are my top 10 in no particular order, except for this first picture, which I think is the best I took all weekend.
The subject is wearing a fantastic costume and is well posed and balanced in the shot. I didn’t get her name, but thanks for being so cooperative. I like the steam-punk look, I could definitely have some fun with that, but I’m not sure how I would distinguish myself amongst the crowd.

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