I've already been at my photos, sorting and tweaking and dancing in my seat with excitement over all the goodies I have to show you guys, but you'll have to bear with me while I catch up with my day job (the one with cakes) and try to rest up a bit. I may also space out my Dragon*Con coverage with some regular posts, if you don't mind, since I don't like overwhelming Epbot with all con photos for weeks at a time.
In the meantime, though, a few highlights:
I finally got that photo with Steampunk Boba Fett I wanted:
And then we danced. :)
(I also fixed my cane; see how much brighter the lights are now? Tutorial coming soon!)
This was my first Dragon*Con using my new 7D camera and 17-50 lens, which we purchased with D*C specifically in mind. (We needed a high ISO and a fairly wide angle for up-close, low-light conditions.) Overall I'm really pleased with how the pics turned out. I thought this Daft Punk cosplay shot was especially nice:
I'll never admit to purposely stalking Felicia Day (AND YOU CAN'T PROVE IT), but I will say that I found myself within five feet of her on several occasions throughout the con, and never ONCE worked up the courage to say hello.
ERMAHGERD! FERERSHA DERR!!
The absolute best part of the con was all the readers I got to meet, though. Every year more of you find me, and every year I'm astounded by how many of you do. I thought I over-packed pins, but we kept running out! I like to joke that I only started the "find Jen" game on Twitter because I was lonely and wanted people to talk to me, but really, Dragon*Con wouldn't be *nearly* as fun without being stopped every hour or two with a random, "Jen? Are you Jen?"
I also love that so many of you are willing to hang out and chat for a bit - or in some cases, hang out for several nights in a row while fixing me & John ridiculous fruity drinks with umbrellas and gifting me with the most amazing plush EVAH:
Renee, you rock.
I'm going to wrap up this "super short check-in post" (riiiight) with what turned out to be the best unintentional photo bomb ever.
First, let me say that I've seen a ton of Jessica Rabbit cosplay in the past, but never one that truly approached her ridiculously cartoony proportions until this:
Anyway, it wasn't until I was going through my pics last night that I realized I'd accidentally captured the most perfect photo bomb:
The lady carrying the Roger Rabbit balloon just happened to be walking by - my other pics only have the tip of his hand bobbing past. Best shot ever? I'm thinking YES.
I hope you all had equally fantastic holiday weekends! Stay tuned for another book review, a quick hip bag tutorial, and of course TONS more cosplay shots from Dragon*Con!