Thursday, April 30, 2015

All Kinds of Good Things

There is so much awesomeness going on right now, I thought I'd share. Lizzie and I are doing tons of stuff so here we go!

The Gig Harbor Beer Fest
While this isn't work related, we are fiends for getting out and exploring everything we can. We've always wanted to go to the local beer fest and this year we are so there! Food and massive amounts of local brews. We can't ask for much more. Looking forward to trying some weird suds. Here's the link for the people in the area.

Emerald Downs
It's well known that we like to get all snazzy and go to the horse races. This year will be no different. We're heading to derby day this weekend where we will bet and have several Mint Juleps. Go Danzig Moon!!

The Brass Screw Confederacy
It's not a con, it's a massive gathering of awesome steampunk-ness that will take over the Victorian town of Port Townsend WA in less than a month. They have burlesque, music, vendors, peep shows... yes, I said peep shows, and after hours parties for this very special event. We will be there as featured sponsors selling and signing Dreadfuls, books, posters and more! So if you're planning on coming (you totally should if you're in the Pacific Northwest) come say hi and get a drink with us when the vendor hall closes. Check it out, this is a very different steampunk event.
The Brass Screw Confederacy

Dragon Con
Lizzie and I are professional guests of the mighty Dragon Con this year. Personally, I've been dying to get back to Atlanta to see so many friends and this is such an honor to be invited to the con. I think we'll be doing panels so I'll let you know more on that when the schedule comes out. Till then, Lizzie is already working on some really fun Cosplay for the weekend. I'll give you some hints: GoT, Planet Terror, maybe Big Hero 6?

Here's the crew from my last D*C

What can I say, this year we are so humbled by all the awesome cons we get to attend. IFCon is a first year all around blockbuster con happening in Victoria BC. Lizzie and I will not only have an entire booth there, but we will be doing panels and will be the celebrity guest judges at the adult costume contest. We are so excited to get back to Canada. Victoria is such an amazing city. If you've never been, you need to look into going. Imagine a European city with killer nightlife, shockingly awesome architecture and sweet British style pubs.
Check them out here

Cosplay Cruises
Speaking of the masterminds behind IFCon, they are doing something really amazing in less than a year. Cosplay and themed cruises!! They already have a Cosplay Cruise and a Power Ranger Cruise planned but they want your help. They need input on what you would like to see for future cruises. This is a simple, super quick survey (no signup required at all). Help them out and tell what you would like to see. They would be very appreciative for your input and I will give you a hug.
Take the super fast survey

Last year's Steamposium was an absolute blast. We got to meet some of the cast from Firefly, Steam Powered Giraffe, Steampunk Boba Fett, and Kato and the Steam Girls... It was awesome. This year we will be back, slinging Dreadfuls and hanging out with some fabulous people at Seattle's newest steampunk convention.
Check out their site here

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Victorian Adventure Enthusiast

The great folks at the Victorian Adventure Enthusiast blog wrote a wonderful article on their experience with Liz and I's new Penny Dreadfuls. It's gotten quite a lot of traction with sixty seven Facebook shares right now, so I thought it would be cool to continue to boost the signal.

Please give them a visit and of course share, like, tweet, pin, comment, link, anything if you feel the love. Thank you so much to The Victorian Adventure Enthusiast and to you for reading and helping with even more signal boost!

Check them out here: Victorian Adventure Enthusiast
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Norwescon Awesomeness

Our second year at Norwescon was yet another great time spent with great people from every corner of fandom. We sat next to author Thomas Gondolfi, and newly Hugo Award nominated Jennifer Brozek. With the second issue of The Dreadfuls literally just out, it was a great opportunity to meet new fans, friends and get to see so much cool stuff.

George R.R. Martin was the guest of honor so there was plenty of Game of Thrones cosplay and they had an Iron Throne attendees could snap pictures in. Norwescon has always been impressive since they have such a wide variety of fandom going on. Like many of the mega-cons, there is a big cross section of love for all things pop culture and media and we're just excited to be a small part of it. Thank you Norwescon, we can't wait until next year!

We have several cons in the works so I'll let you know more as we do, but many exciting things are happening. We just got the email that we will be attending the mighty Dragon Con this year as professionals and we are tickled to death about it! So Atlanta, we will be seeing you in September!

Without further adieu, pictures from Norwescon!

The royal court at The Iron Throne!

House Valentino

More House Valentino

Lizzie Looking amazing as usual in front of the table.

FedEx Wedding Dress. She denied cosplaying a "mail order bride"

Wicked Fairy Lizzie

A brilliant Pop Up Cafe perfect for GoT fans. Yes, you read that correctly, that says "Reek Dog" I had several of them and they were great! 

I just had to get my picture with this awesome Princess Mononoke

Awesome Thundercats cosplay. She even had the spots on her arms and hair.