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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…

Costumes:
Woody and RC

Magic Armor

Elliott and ET

The deep end of the Dead Pool

Benny

Team USA Quidditch

The Dragon*Con Parade:
Doc Brown and the DeLorean

The Love Bug

Lemmings

Carter, Cap’ and McArthur

Frenchy and the Punk

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Summer Summary

Friday, September 11th, 2015

This site has been mostly inactive, but I just uploaded some image highlights to summarize the summer.

It seems like it went just as fast as it will take you to read through this post.

Last day of school…

Summer camping trips…


Some band concerts:

Dragon*Con!! (See next post)

And first day of school…

Discovery

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

We recently spent Spring Break visiting Washington, D.C. One of our ‘must-see’ locations whenever we go is the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For anyone who doesn’t know, this is an extension to the Smithosonian’s National Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport. It contains anything and everything that they just can’t squeeze into the facility on The National Mall.

We’ve been several times, and there are many many pictures of past trips (2004, 2007, and 2011).

The particular highlight for me on this trip was that the space shuttle Enterprise, previously sited at the museum, has been replaced with the shuttle Discovery. This was special to me, because the space shuttle, more than any other vehicle, was the spacecraft that symbolized space flight as I grew up. The heyday of the Apollo program was over before I could walk, but the Space Transportation System… this would bring us bus-service to the stars. As we know, STS never quite turned out to be the low-cost, airline to orbit it was purported to be, but that won’t change it’s place in my mind. So to stand (literally) in the shadow of a vehicle that traveled 149 million miles and spent a year in space… this had emotional impact. The Enterprise was interesting to look at but with wear evident on the hull, tiles that had clearly been replaced, scorch marks and stains on the nozzles… now this was a , real spaceship.

Here are some highlights of the pictures I took.

A Fall Morning Walk

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

I took the day off today to enjoy the warm fall weather while it lasts. Some samples of what I saw.

Disney trip!

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Some of you probably knew that we went to Disney last October. Now there’s evidence in the 2013 Disney gallery.

More pics

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

R’s album updated also!

Tap… tap… is this thing on?

Friday, May 9th, 2014

My, it HAS been a while. I’m not going to apologize, or make excuses, or promise to post more often.

I am going to say that I’ve recently caught up with about 2 years of photo backlog on a new simpler image management system. I’ve eliminated some steps in my workflow, which makes it more likely that pictures I take will actually go somewhere.

So first installment of highlights of N pictures from the last 2-3 years are up. Check ’em out in N’s Gallery.

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. []

Congrats Jeff & Sandy!

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Congratulations again to Jeff and Sandy!

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Any party with a chocolate cake themed by Wrath of Khan, armfuls of old friends, great microbrews, a funky band and let’s not forget a TARDIS surprise for the bride… well, let’s just say that the reception was great fun for everyone.

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More pics in the gallery.

Family pictures.

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Cinco De Mayo:
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Sunday Best:
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