But, I mean, the two go hand-in-hand, right?
Last weekend saw the arrival of my very first 'away con'- eep! I journeyed down to Ottawa to meet up with my cousin (who made a very gorgeous femme!Castiel of Supernatural fame) and attend the second-ever Ottawa Comiccon! I was actually quite surprised to hear that it was only in its second year, because when we arrived there everyone seemed like an old pro, haha!
It holds, at this moment, the 'Sam's Favourite Convention EVAR!' award because not only were the attendees super nice, (no terribly awkward 'creeper photos', nor people asking you to do things while you were obviously otherwise occupied), but the staff/volunteers were very approachable, helpful, and kind. Everything was very organized and well-run... I'm still so impressed.
Not only was this my first convention outside of Toronto and the GTA, but it also marked -le gasp!- my first foray into the world of Star Trek cosplay.
I know what you're thinking.
I thought it, too.
I thought that I would never in a million, billion years enjoy anything remotely Trek-related, let alone cosplay from it. Alas, here we are, and I humbly admit that I was wrong. Voyager changed my mind.
So there's a picture of that up, now, and hopefully there'll be more to come in the next few months. For convention season, it seems like I find myself with little going on. Granted, it's only just arrived, but the next big convention I have lined up isn't until Fan Expo at the very end of August. (RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON, YOU GUISE!! RDA!!!!)
In between now and then, I'll be working on something of a commission, as well as putting together a few bits and pieces for some stuff. Fingers crossed, I'll squeeze in a couple photoshoots for Kat (Janeway, that is) and Sammy Carter (before the ~big day~).
I hope this finds readers well; happy almost-summer!