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I went to OC Kosher to see if they had the Unger's frozen 3" tart shells. They don't. But they have the Gefen gluten free kosher vegan 3" pie shells. I picked up a box - no more rolling out the GF pie crust for just a couple of GF tarts next time!
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Next con on my radar is BayCon. I'm thinking of baking for the party(parties?) I'm hosting there. Pondering chocolate chip, molasses, ginger snaps, snickerdoodles, peanut butter, and oatmeal cookies; lemon tarts and pecan pies; and maybe some chocolate truffles. Cap that off with some veggies & onion dip, and the ever popular macaroni & cheese and some beverages, and we've got ourselves a party... I've got some of the Trader Joe's gluten-free flour mix, any requests to make one or two of these GF?

I've got 6 kinds of cookies planned. I was thinking of putting them on 12 platters, then putting out three kinds at the beginning of the party. As a platter gets used up, I'd replace it with a different flavor.
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My plan for this weekend at Baycon: Host NOLA 2018 party Friday, Loscon 42 Saturday.

Working on my packing and shopping lists )
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Tiffany (Neo_Serenity) and Arianna Unciano study the menus. Photos online. And most of them have captions. Help me fill in the gaps!
LASFS/Aftermeetings part 354: Coral Cafe (18-Jun-2009) et seq.
LASFS/Aftermeetings part 356: Coral Cafe (25-Jun-2009) et seq.
Irvine Cosplay Picnic at Mason Park (20-Jun-2009)
Anaheim Gardenwalk and the Anaheim Marriott (21-Jun-2009)
Napmobile and a fenderbender (21-Jun-2009)
Anime Los Angeles 6 meetings part 2: Exec Dinner/Meeting (26-Jun-2009) et seq.
Anime Los Angeles 6 meetings part 6: General Meeting (27-Jun-2009) et seq.
Moving Melissa (28-Jun-2009)
Victoria's Picture Gallery: Anime Expo 2009: Saturday (04-Jul-2009)
Melissa and the Fan Gallery cases (11-Jul-2009)
Anaheim Marriott Tour (16-Jul-2009)
La Verne Cosplay Picnic at Las Flores Park (18-Jul-2009)
The picture of [livejournal.com profile] neo_serenity is from the exec dinner.

Losing my camera at Anime Expo really rocked me back... )

Oh, there's more going on than just my emotional state, of course. I've taken more photos since Anime Expo, but the photos in the queue have been on hold because of other non-photo, non-blog reasons. Family health issues and household management issues, and if I can be discarding and shredding old papers any of that comes before puttering around on my website.

I've just spent a few nights (in my copious free time) captioning some of the backlog. I think I've got to stop taking so many group photos -- they slow me down so much in the captioning phase!

I've been putting a few inconsequential updates on my facebook. Nothing major, but I wanted to repeat here the bigger items that I've mentioned there.

The Potluck Party Room at Costume College was a big success, so we'll do it again at PMX... )

Between now and PMX: I'll be at Tiki Oasis this weekend (just for fun), Anime Vegas (in a convention center), and a small anime convention at CSU Northridge. So PMX is the next opportunity to do any kind of hospitality beyond giving away granola bars and candy at our table.

For [livejournal.com profile] loscon, I'm hosting a Confirmation: Westercon 63 party. "Poofy dresses (especially white ones), shirt and tie, or school uniform" will be the dress code. We're toying with the idea of using a "Confirmitzvah" theme, stay tuned for that.

Some small convention news... )

I mentioned last month that I've purchased a new camera. I haven't found the "sports" setting yet, but I've started playing with the High ISO option for available light shots. You can see I've started posting the first crop of photos from the new camera.

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Joyce Hooper, co-chair, in her finery. Trying to catch up with November. Part 2 of my Loscon 35 (2008) report. (Other sections: part 1, part 3.)

Joyce Hooper (right) and I talked about what she wanted for the convention's ribbons... )

The vertical ones are fancy, sure. And Hodges does a nice job on them. But with the number of ribbons being handed out, almost to [livejournal.com profile] baycon proportions, horizontal ribbons are the way to go. Joyce managed to get Loscon 36's chair, Marcia Minsky, to sign off on the plan.

A number of the ribbons were printed up in a generic style -- they don't say LOSCON 35 or 2008 on them... )

Cathy and Joyce had given away ribbons that said WHEN IN ROME... during their year of promotion. (And the rest of them not used during the year were handed out to people wearing togas at Loscon 35.) I made the special ribbons use the same typeface (Carleton). In my first installment, I showed you the matching WHATEVER ribbons that we provided to John Scalzi, the Writer Guest of Honor.

Mediocre Walloons (Scalzi's fantasy baseball team) John also has a fantasy football team named the Mediocre Walloons, so I put in an order of Mediocre Walloons ribbons. When the WHATEVER ribbons started running low, I gave him some of these. I still have a few left. If I run into him at another convention I'll be able to give him one last refill. (right)

John had asked for burgers to be delivered to him from In-N-Out, anytime he wanted them... )

Maria Rodriguez. I brought some ribbons that say Saved by the Costume Repair Station for [livejournal.com profile] missmea to use. Maria had volunteered to run the Costume Repair Station, and they put it in with the Fanzine Lounge. She borrowed the kit that we have built up for [livejournal.com profile] animelosangeles, packed her sewing machine, and spent most of the weekend in the Fanzine Lounge/Costume Repair Station/Burger Time Headquarters. (left)

Ribbon orders from other fans that fit the theme or the GoH started showing up on my desk in the summer... )

Clearly the Ribbon Explosion (Ribbon Singularity?) has arrived.

Eylat Poliner, Mark Poliner.

As part of our Loscon 28 convention publicity I threw a toga party at Baycon in 2001... )

So you can see I was helping along the proliferation of ribbons back in 2001, although the ribbon explosion hadn't started yet at Baycon or Loscon.

In heaven there is no beer Anyhow, as Loscon 35 approached, I decided I wanted to have my own Latin ribbon to hand out. Being someone who sometimes appreciates good beer (in moderation -- see my previous-before-last LJ post, halfway down, for a few small details), I decided I would bring back the toga party frat slogan In Caelis Non Est Cerevisia as a ribbon. (left)

There were many ribbons circulating at Loscon 35 -- I've mostly just talked about the ones that were ordered specifically to be ready for the convention.

To be continued...


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