The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
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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

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