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.
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 neo_serenity is from the exec dinner.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
John also has a fantasy football team named the
Mediocre Walloons, so I put in an order of Mediocre
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.
I brought some ribbons that say Saved by the Costume Repair Station for
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
up for 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.
( As part of our Loscon 28 convention publicity I threw a toga party at Baycon in
So you can
see I was helping along the proliferation of ribbons back in 2001, although the
explosion hadn't started yet at Baycon or Loscon.
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...