Hello, my friends!
My New Years resolution for this year was/is to be more tentative to the blog. I was doing really well for a while then I started cosplaying and well…. it basically took over my life.
I have loads of new outfits to post pictures of once I get a decent backdrop for them. My apartment is so messy and the lighting sucks I usually only take pictures out doors and with it being unseasonably cold in East Texas, Kat doesn’t go outside often anymore.
I also started live streaming on Twitch! Facing the same lighting/messy apartment issue so I don’t use a webcam but I do stream when I can. You know me, I’m horrible at keeping to a schedule. Things get done when they get done.
But you didn’t come here to listen to me justify my spotty posting habbits and beg for forgiveness. You want to hear about PAX South don’t you?
IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. We had a rough start and ended up skipping Friday but Saturday and Sunday were amazing. PAX is so different from any other convention I’ve ever been to. They have areas for tabletop games, an arena, booths where you can demo games, try out new chairs and gear, panels and even a Bring Your Own Computer area so you don’t have to wait in line. There was so much to see and I definitely didn’t even come close to doing everything humanly possible but it was still fun.
Anita and I attended some panels Sunday, but mostly we wandered around, getting swept away and swooning with nerdy bliss at just about every booth. There were so many things to take pics of but too many people so I didn’t get as many as I’d like. But you can always search the PAXSouth hashtag on insta and see everyone’s posts!
Several indie games and clothing boots were just everywhere, Filthy Casual included and I wanted to buy it all! You wouldn’t believe how many dice rollers and wooden display boxes I came close to buying. Over half the exhibition hall for table top games was Magic: the Gathering stuff, I only recently began playing and therefore didn’t know the value of half the stuff I passed over. Don’t worry, a few friends lectured me big time for this and I wore my shame proudly.
In the end I made out with three shirts and a new Astro Headset with money left to spare. But can we just take a minute to melt into little puddles over how cute these little BIOWARE plushies are??? You can find them here at Sanshee.com. I will be buying several in the VERY near future.
I did however meet the coolest cosplayer EVERRRR. Jay Justice is a fellow spoonie warrior and seriously one of the most inspiring people I know. She’ll be the guest of honor at Havencon so you should definitely go give her some love. She makes the cutest little draw string bags too. I may have bought one, for a froend of course.
And to top it off, she and dressed in the same fandoms on the same days! Saturday we wore Dragon Age ans Sundaw we wore Mass Effect. It wasnt planned I swear. She adopted me as her sister and we are now linked across fandoms for ever more.
I attended her cosplay panel Sunday and she flew in on her scooter in full N7 armor making a grand entrance worthy of her rank. Talk about life goals people 👍🏻
So, aside from thr amazing shopping and people that I met, there were loads of other fun things too. The entire second floor was littered with beanie bags for lounging with your hand held devices. There was even a console room and a vintage arcade! Oh, and lets not forget the jam space ans dance stage. All in all, it was an experience and I will be better prepared for next year.
I didn’t do a costest with my Lavellan before so some things didn’t work out or look as planned. But I will know better next time!
Ive had a week to recover and its back to the real world now. Anita and I are finally moving into an apartment, so there are many, many things in the works. Possible a vlog channel where I will broadcast my cosplay mishaps and build processes along with more game streams and cosplay sets.
I’ll be doing a review post on my A-10’s by Astro here soon so, be on the lookout. You guys know how attached I am to my SkullCandy’s so this is kind of a big deal.
I’ll see you guys on the flip side.