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14 October 2013 @ 05:20 pm
I'm Back!  
Back from the glorious insanity that was Wincon, and time spent with marvelous fangirls.

My fantastic roomies were tsuki_no_bara (who makes the whole trip to Wincon worthwhile, all by herself), the awesome and very grounded chemm80, and knitter and bead-jewelry-maker extraordinaire (you have no idea), beadslut. They let me join their rooming party, and I'm so glad I did. It's one of the best ways to get to know people better.

I mainly go to Wincon for the people, though I LOVE the Vid Show and BadFic Idol. In addition to my roomies, I chatted with wendy (of course), sistabro, colls (new friend!), gekizetsu, deirdre_c, locknkey, girlguidejones (whose friend made and donated some amazing fandom-themed charm bracelets for the raffle and seriously needs to put them on sale via someplace like Etsy), Leen (whose username I do not know!!), a lovely Aussie (whose name I did not catch and whose husband came to the Con because he is just that amazing), desertport, vorpalblades, wave_obscura, brynspikess, laser_radiation (as sweet as ever!), lightthesparks, rivers_bend, clex_monkie89 (whose hair was half-shaved when we first met at Wincon Los Angeles, and is now goddess-length), scary_lullabies, velithya (who owns allll the costumes), cathybites, and Alexis (first Wincon!).

I met some people who were new to me, including (hey, don't slap your forehead like that) mistyzeo and her sister Sara (who are as close as twins, and the envy of all but the few who have that relationship with their own sibs), eboniorchid (who has been hiding some serious capabilities for eleventy-star badfic), the aforementioned people whose username I did not catch plus redhaired Meg who likes to knit and spins her own yarn, and lesson_in_love (we rode the airport shuttle together!)

I barely had a chance to talk to gigglingkat (it's never enough) and that made me miss weesta a whole bunch too. Those of you who couldn't make it this year... you were definitely missed.

I won something at the WinProm raffle, for the first time ever: a Sherlock-fandom boxed set of Adagio teas, which will secretly become a Christmas gift to my daughter. The art is amazing (there were several fandom-related sets, all wonderful), and we got to sample many of the teas one of the afternoons (really interesting and delicious).

I also received much urging to watch Haven, so I'll give that a try, and several people were Welcome To Nightvale fans (an LJ friend just today linked the transcribed series of it, for those who are podfic-clueless like me).

There were fangirls, there was an excess of bacon, there was an amazing fountain show at the Bellagio, and there were terrific costumes and just wonderfully dressed-up-and-feeling-pretty people. So glad I went. :D

a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelf: J2 - flirtingembroiderama on October 15th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
Yay, I'm glad to hear Wincon was as wonderful as ever.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on October 15th, 2013 12:38 am (UTC)
We sure missed you, especially knowing that it was your birthday yesterday!
Kizzyxo_kizzy_xo on October 15th, 2013 12:45 am (UTC)
It all sounds so fantastic. I've never been to a con of any kind, so I'm living vicariously through you :)

BadFic Idol?!?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 15th, 2013 12:51 am (UTC)
This is the only kind of Con I've been to-- it's all fangirls (and the occasional boy), rather than celebrities. It started out being for Supernatural fandom, but has become multi-fandom over the years.

BadFic Idol aims to bring out the worst in writing. The worse, the better-- puns, tense shifts, horrible (and often inappropriate) adjectives, sudden appearances by characters not previously mentioned, etc. The stories often involve awkward porn, and are read in front of the audience (usually with a straight face, and who knows how the emcee manages that), and there are judges ala Randy, Paula, and Simon on the panel. It's fun and funny!
chemm80chemm80 on October 15th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
I'm glad you came, too! Just reading all the names you've listed here makes me want to go back. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 15th, 2013 02:51 am (UTC)
Me, too. I hope I didn't forget anyone that I spent some quality time with!

So, you survived that long drive? I'm glad to see you check in (I feel like my parents-- "Call when you get there!"). :D
chemm80chemm80 on October 15th, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)
I did. I'm here. Thanks. :)

Next year... Orlando! OMG, I can't decide how I feel about that.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 15th, 2013 04:37 am (UTC)
I'm thinking... that it's too far, too crowded, and that if I went, I'd never get around to DisneyWorld. I probably won't go, which is sad. It hasn't been on the West Coast since L.A., and this is the second trip to the East Coast (though Vegas was a good location, at least geographically).
chemm80chemm80 on October 15th, 2013 04:42 am (UTC)
As you know, I don't like to fly, but that one... yeah, I'd definitely have to. I've never been to Disney World, but it seems like a place to go with little kids? I don't know. I've been to a lot of the states, but not that one, so I'll keep an open mind. And you can always do Wincon without the DW? We'll see.
IDK, my BFF Jared Leto?gekizetsu on October 15th, 2013 05:53 am (UTC)
So awesome to see you again! <3
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 15th, 2013 06:02 am (UTC)
You, too. It had been so long, especially with me missing Dallas! I'm so glad you made it out for this one. ♥
I can read Sam's mind: SPN: Sam's Bright Smilewendy on October 15th, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC)
So happy you had a good time!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 15th, 2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
I did-- you and the rest of the planners did a wonderful job, as always!
Entendre? Make mine a double.: SN brothers joydeirdre_c on October 15th, 2013 05:34 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Wheehalfshellvenus on October 15th, 2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
Hee! You too! :D