I was a dork and didn’t take photos of anything at this Hogwarts Alumni party, so no picspam this time! I really decorated a lot. CON.txt being a slash con I put up more fan art on the walls than usual and allowed people to take the art at the end of the party if they liked!
As with the previous renditions of this party at Wiscon and Arisia, I had a slashy fanart slideshow showing on one wall, we had Bertie Bott’s Beans (but not the truly icky flavors), edible wands (Pocky), and butterbeer. I also did the thing of transforming the full length mirror into the Mirror of Erised and asked people to write on it what they saw in it.
Some of this time’s answers:
“Knight of Faith finished!” (this was written in mirrored handwriting)
“Me with a job I actually like.” (ditto)
“me! without a headache!”
“Freedom from mandatory gender!”
“I see I have finished my novel on time!”
I didn’t end up making it to any panels today, instead having many long conversations with people in the Con Sweet mostly at my vendor table but some at the social tables. Breakfast was awesome again (eggs and bacon and sausage this time, plus all the things from the day before) and I put a bid in on a piece in the art auction (sorry, Alan! didn’t know it was you I was outbidding!) and I also picked up a graphic novel of all Asian American comics from the orphan table, for which I added a donation to the donation box.
And I did some tarot readings, some at my table, and some during the Potter party, which is always always fun.
And the Vid Show rocked. As usual. I always get intrigued by new fandoms by these vids. Queen of Swords? Why have I not heard of this show? My favorite of the whole bunch (and many other people’s judging by the cheers) was one that melded (haha) the Trek reboot with old Trek. Kirk/Spock reboot FTW.
Tomorrow I’m only here long enough to see if I won anything in the raffle, pack my books, and then it’s off to see the Nationals take on the Slytherins… I mean, the New York Yankees. My other fandom, yessss. Good night, now, it’s nearly 3am and breakfast is at 9am! Gack!