Dragon*con

Sep. 9th, 2009 12:13 pm
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Back from Dragon*con. I'm glad I did it, not sure I'd do it again. It's a LOT of stress for a con that's so big you can not possibly do everything, or even much of it.

I did wear Freya to a gathering, so there should be photos of the new mask floating around the internets. I'll start looking later. Feet are still healing from all that walking, and well...the Freya feet are the most uncomfortable shoes EVER. I also wore Caprice, but not a single person recognized it. Or at least, if they did no one commented. :(

Lots of interesting panels, the hall costuming was incredible, I didn't even go to the masquerades (multiple!) A quick bingo list of costumes I saw. Spaceman Spiff (with tiger), various Justice League members, LOTS of steampunk, pirates, a REALLY GOOD Big Daddy from Bioshock, an entire Inuyasha cast, various from Bleach, Link and Zelda, various from World of Warcraft, TWO Ward Zabac, a Kefka, the typical FF7 cast, an actually really good Siax, so very much corsetry, and Jesus.

There was also a REALLY TASTY Indian food restaurant that if not for the commute would go again.

Let's see...swag. I picked up: a plush spider puppet with not enough eyes, a rock'n bustle coat, two prints, a d20 bag, some star trek tos pins, a very pretty necklace, a MC Esher dayplanner (thank you, ot_atma!), and a The 9 art book (free!).

Date: 2009-09-10 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tingirl.livejournal.com
Yay, you're back!

And you have...a bustle coat. And thus my envy. I need a bustle coat.

Get any good pictures?

Date: 2009-09-10 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
As of this posting I have NO pictures. Not even bad ones. I am hoping at least ONE surfaces from he internets...I will see if I can get ot_atma to get a picture of the coat for me...

Date: 2009-09-10 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ot-atma.livejournal.com
Here is the most meaningful comment I can make on the mentality of the average dragoncon goer:

There was one Sephiroth cosplayer. ONE. Not a dozen or sixty or one hundred. ONE.

Date: 2009-09-10 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tingirl.livejournal.com
Ok...I forget-- who's Sephiroth?

The lack of The Popular Costume has been a noticeable thing at this year's cons. Lots of Ls, but that's just because L is the easiest cosplay ever. But that's it.

Date: 2009-09-10 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
This one. (http://images.google.com/images?q=Sephiroth&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi)

The silver hair with black coat and shoulder pauldrons, and being entirely too popular a character for a lousy game. >.>;

And yes, I was rather amused that there were more Wards than Sephiroths. XD
Edited Date: 2009-09-10 07:46 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-09-11 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timrehix.livejournal.com
It was not a lousy game. I will grant you that it is not nearly as good as the hype would lead you to believe. But it was good especially when considered in its era.

Date: 2009-09-14 05:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
It's era is AFTER FF6. And Chrono Trigger. And most of the Quest for Glory games. What I don't like about it has nothing to do with the era it was made during, and everything to do with poor game design.

Date: 2009-09-15 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timrehix.livejournal.com
What is wrong with the game design?

Date: 2009-09-18 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
1) I hate any system that you can MAX OUT all your characters, INCLUDING THE OPTIONAL ONES before maxing out ONE set of materia. There are SERIOUS balance issues here.

2) The first time I played the game, I COMPLETELY missed the actual PLOT of the game. Missing out on like...two...hard to find, and completely optional scenes makes the entire plot make even less sense.

3) For a game that is so very rigidly linear, there are entirely too many things that are essential to the plot yet hard to get. Like, the mere EXISTANCE of Vincent. Or Zack. Both are very important figures both the the backstory of both Cloud and Sephiroth, but are completely hidden characters.

On the plus side, cross dressing. XP

Date: 2009-09-18 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timrehix.livejournal.com
Ok, this list has been enlightening.

Date: 2009-09-10 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
Also, I missed seeing this in person, but...
http://s129.photobucket.com/albums/p222/crippled_muse/DragonCon%202009/?action=view¤t=DSCF1204.jpg

Date: 2009-09-11 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ot-atma.livejournal.com
I think that's a man.. ¬.¬

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