I was slated to blog about this about the time of Beltane…and then as you all know the unexpected…and recently I was reminded of my nerd side again as I muddle through this but improving so bright side point one I guess.
I cannot wait for vacation on the one hand, and on the other I wonder if staying busy and getting a summer job may be a good idea? Being busy sometimes helps with creativity and writing too. Plus, gas money for Moon Kats in Estes Park…kind of a bonus really.
Before I go to do whatever or wherever over break (Grand Junction is and definite side trip–Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, or whatever for a side job, I have not yet figured that out) I will share with you the joy that was Starfest.
Nancy and Meghan at the robot and model section of Starfest. :)
Starfest is a smaller than Comic Con Sci-fi focused event in Denver. It often takes place in mid to late April in the Tech Center (though next year I heard the usual hotel will not be available due to renovations, so next year it will be in one place and then in 2017 back to the Tech Center). Given the smaller scale and focus I have to say I had a great time! That and I was with Nancy and Meghan my Sci-fi (and horror, and film loving) friends.
Starfest costume contest, Steampunk Superman and Wonder Woman...I love her corset!
The size of the place and the nerd fest of awesome! Also another blessing was that my nephew was born on that Sunday. Just good times and memories.
Staying in the hotel made it even more fun. No worries about needing to go anywhere, staying out late of we wanted at the convention, and we did. We tried to make it to the Admiral’s Ball (Starfleet), but it was so crowded we could not get in time but stayed on the outside to see Cheerbear and the Red Power Ranger just kill it. I have tried to load that video but…it just won’t. YouTube problems on my phone. Eventually, if I figure it out, voila, video, meantime just picture it…rap/dance music and those two (about mid-thirties when Red took off his helmet) and could they move!
A bunch of Sci-fi fans having a good time, what was not to love?
After the ball...myself, Nancy, Meghan, and Adam...and I did manage to do a proper Vulcan salute...later though. It was a filled day. :)
So many good costumes and good Steampunk. Ah, to afford the Tardis corset. Well, my live of corsets is quite documented. May they be steel – boned.
Anyway, I am currently catching up with my Dr. Who while finishing up this year’s end of year paperwork. Woot! Martine was right. I just love, love, Donna Noble as a companion. She is sassy!
As to my outfit for this particular celebration? I went next generation Star Trek, commanding crew (red shirts are not always bad, thanks to Riker and Picard…and Scott the original badass red shirt).
It was hard not to laugh when Meghan took this as my camera has such a delay...but I came, saw, and had a good time :)
Yes, I am looking forward to Episode 7, and have more to say in my admiration for Simon Pegg and look forward to his writing the next Star Trek film. I am hopeful for this summer of Sci-fi and Fantasy…and if you wonder if I will be at Denver Comic Con, I have a surprise…more than likely no, though I love Cady Elwes and Sean Astin. It is just sooo big, busy, expensive. Starfest is so much more intimate and I like it better like that, at least for this year. There is also a Myths and Legend Con in August…may or may not go still debating but I have time to decide.
Still it was a great time…yet, I wish they did not have to change locations even if only for a year…meh.
In case you ever wondered.