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Major Wolfram Quicksilver
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« on: June 26, 2017, 07:01:35 pm »

In August this year I will be going to Dragoncon in Atlanta for the first time. I've had several friends go from the UK over the years, and they have raved about it, one of the main reasons I'm going. Is anyone else from here going as well? If anyone's been before, do you have any advice and information that I'll find useful?

Thanks in advance, and who knows, we might even meet up!
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 08:34:29 pm »

In August this year I will be going to Dragoncon in Atlanta for the first time. I've had several friends go from the UK over the years, and they have raved about it, one of the main reasons I'm going. Is anyone else from here going as well? If anyone's been before, do you have any advice and information that I'll find useful?

Thanks in advance, and who knows, we might even meet up!

I'm not that close (not that far either), but it'd be awesome to meet a Brasgoggler from the other side of the pond. I doubt I'll have the means and time- unless some miracle happens.

Do get mentally as well as physically prepared, though, as you'll be going to the "Deep South" where the temperature is hot and the air is humid. It might feel a tad overwhelming for a first timer - though you're likely to be in frequent use of artificial climate in taxis, buses, and most venues. You'll get to see how incredibly widespread the use of AC is in America. I mean, we don't put AC in bicycles because no one has figured out how to extract that much energy for the compressor from the human body  Grin. But I think we came close with AC in some motorcycles...
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 02:59:02 am »

Long time Dragon Con attendee/ staffer- if you can, make plans to attend the Mechanical Masquerade on Sunday. It's a lot of fun! Also I work the Con Suite, that is free food. It is on the second floor of the Hyatt. I would love to meet a fellow Brass goggles person!  I will most likely be dressed as a steampunk fairy....
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 05:18:42 am »

Dragoncon; one of the most impressive shows of the type. I attended a couple of times as an assistant to a group of film actors that appeared at the show. But I have not attended in over a decade, and am reluctant because I believe that the organizers dragged their feet in cutting their ties to Ed Kramer.

But I will tell you my favorite story from the event:

In the evening after the autograph and venders room closed, I walked with some friends down the street to a liquor store. The sidewalks were full of people in costumes on their way to evening events. I don't remember why, but I did not enter the liquor store and waited outside while my friends went in to make their purchase. A man stood in front of the liquor store in a Superman costume, and I said hello to my fellow convention attendee.

Then, after a minute, I noticed the state that Superman was in. He was very unkempt looking, and his costume was dirty and worn and had holes in it.

And I realized that Superman was a local vagrant, panhandling in front the the liquor store. He was probably wearing a costume that a Dragoncon attendee had thrown away the year before. It was possible that he wore the super suit every day, but on only one weekend a year, the cape and tights made him blend into the crowd.

That's the Dragoncon story that I will tell here, and I will reserve the story of the Klingon spanking party for other forums.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 05:47:58 am »

Dragoncon; one of the most impressive shows of the type. I attended a couple of times as an assistant to a group of film actors that appeared at the show. But I have not attended in over a decade, and am reluctant because I believe that the organizers dragged their feet in cutting their ties to Ed Kramer.

But I will tell you my favorite story from the event:

In the evening after the autograph and venders room closed, I walked with some friends down the street to a liquor store. The sidewalks were full of people in costumes on their way to evening events. I don't remember why, but I did not enter the liquor store and waited outside while my friends went in to make their purchase. A man stood in front of the liquor store in a Superman costume, and I said hello to my fellow convention attendee.

Then, after a minute, I noticed the state that Superman was in. He was very unkempt looking, and his costume was dirty and worn and had holes in it.

And I realized that Superman was a local vagrant, panhandling in front the the liquor store. He was probably wearing a costume that a Dragoncon attendee had thrown away the year before. It was possible that he wore the super suit every day, but on only one weekend a year, the cape and tights made him blend into the crowd.

That's the Dragoncon story that I will tell here, and I will reserve the story of the Klingon spanking party for other forums.

Well, if a Klingon Spanking Party is what you're worried about, then you need to appropriate the correct Gluteus maximus armor. Those Bat'leth are rather hard on the posterior Grin.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 01:29:26 pm »

Four day costume party!
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 05:17:10 pm »

Thanks folks, I look forward to seeing some of you there.
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2017, 07:54:25 pm »

Will you have your brass goggles name on your badge?
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017, 07:58:44 am »

I may well do, or just shortened to Major Q/ Maj Q.
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 01:25:26 pm »

Just wish I could make it this year.  Cry
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2017, 04:37:10 am »

Just wish I could make it this year.  Cry


This is the reason I've been on staff for 20 years... you get in free for working the convention.
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2017, 01:45:10 pm »

Just wish I could make it this year.  Cry


This is the reason I've been on staff for 20 years... you get in free for working the convention.

But do you get to see the con?
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2017, 06:14:34 pm »

Just wish I could make it this year.  Cry


This is the reason I've been on staff for 20 years... you get in free for working the convention.

But do you get to see the con?


Volunteers typically only work a few hours of each day of the convention, and can request hours that don't conflict with events that they want to attend.
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Major Wolfram Quicksilver
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2017, 09:05:20 am »

Packing in progress!
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2017, 11:18:51 am »

Major, are you packing your kilt?? I think you should take part in the kilt blowing (details under the picture):

http://thedevilspanties.com/archives/12048

I've been a fan of Jennie's for a long time and it would be great to see someone I know in there Smiley
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Major Wolfram Quicksilver
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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2017, 01:42:17 am »

Major, are you packing your kilt?? I think you should take part in the kilt blowing (details under the picture):

http://thedevilspanties.com/archives/12048

I've been a fan of Jennie's for a long time and it would be great to see someone I know in there Smiley


I went, I took part in the kilt blowing, I had a fantastic time!

ForestB, I did pop in to the Hyatt to say hi, but the guy in charge told me you'd been taken ill. Sorry to hear that, maybe next year (already booked my room!).
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