Just got back from CONvergence: the largest fan con in the Minneapolis area. It was delightful fun. One of the panels I was on was about author websites. I insisted that if you keep a blog, you need to update it.
ha ha ha ha ha.
So I’m going to start doing a bit of crossposting from FB, where I’m very active, to follow my own advice. And what I just did at FB was post a ton of gorgeous cosplay.
I love it when people cosplay. I love it when I recognize something that I thought only I cared about anymore (like Xena). I love it when people pour hours and hours of heart and thought into their costumes and into the fallout from those costumes.
I can’t thank the passionate, hardworking cosplayers enough who come to cons in their finery. You are all magnificent. I adore you.
I especially loved all of the crossplay people were doing: Aquawoman. Slave Prince Leo (not pictured; my photo came out too blurry) (who wrote a really short, compelling post on getting groped at cons a while back).
My panels were all Writer McWriterson panels: Disability in Fiction, Gender in fiction, Suspension of Disbelief in Urban Fantasy, Sci Fi as a Mirror into current society. And none of us dressed up. Writers generally don’t seem to, at cons. Is it because we don’t have the time to lovingly hand-sew a victorian crossplay Doctor costume? Probably not; I spend hours hand-sewing the stripes down the side of a certain Lex Luthor. Is it because we don’t think it’s ‘professional?’ Is it because we’re snobs?