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Ponies and Cosplay and the Power of Rock

(aka Reasons Why I'm Skint)

I've had a busy time lately. Awesome, but busy. Today's the first day I've had to myself to sit down and catch up!

Thursday night I went up to Sheffield ("It's all a bit Northern...") to get ready for Ponycon! The convention was absolutely fantastic! I usually get a bit morose around Ponycon because my whole collection is up the attic in boxes and it all feels like such a terrible waste. I have a wonderful collection and it just doesn't get any of the love it deserves. I hear all the other collectors talking about their displays and I'm wondering 'god, I don't even KNOW which ponies I have anymore...'

The moment I get to Ponycon, though, it's all forgotten. Thursday was Members Day, reserved mainly for people on the UK Ponycon forums. This is the best chance to get to know everyone and generally have a giggle. We played games, answered a quiz (Dance n' Prance ponies did come with stacktoys and cowboy hats, right?) and ate lots of delicious cake. Afterwards, I stuck around and helped the constaff (since, heck, I was rooming with one of them) package up the convention exclusive pony. Her name is Fancy Feathers and she is gorgeous.

During Members Day, my friends Archer and Laura had to go into town to get some cashmoneys, and given that Archer was wearing this fetching dress, we got a few comments. ;) ("OI, PINKY! CAN YOU BALLERINE FOR ME??") Finally, Members Day always seems to finish off at a Pizza Hut/Express, and this year was no exception. :)

Saturday is the day you lose your money. I'm quite fortunate in a way because I have so many ponies now, I don't often find many I need myself. That said, it means the ones I do still need are the expensive ones. I was good this convention, I only bought four ponies (including Fancy Feathers). My biggest most awesome and absolute BARGAIN came in the form of MIB Confetti ('Wedding Bells') for only £20!! I couldn't believe when she told me the price, there was no way I was letting her go. Honestly if she'd said £80 I'd have paid it and felt I got a bargain. I nearly bought a Baby Blue Ribbon for £20 too but she had trimmed hair and I just couldn't be happy with that, so. I DID turn around and see a MOC Sweetie/Sweet Stuff sitting there though, so I snapped her up for £35 too. I'm happy with the price, maybe a bit steep? but I have two or three Twinkle Eyes MOC now so it's nice to complete the set. :3

I ALSO picked up G3 Chillie Breezes, despite saying I won't pick up any G3s anymore. Because she has skiing goggles on, ffs. G3s were impossibly cute before the Core7 crap.

OH, oh!! And yeah:

I am SO SORRY cherrycake !! I have honestly no idea what happened there, you shoulda said something way way sooner. :( but it was SO awesome meeting you irl finally! (hint; come to more ponycons!)

Anyway, you can find more Ponycon pics here on my Flickr. I didn't take many, sadly.

On Saturday night I went straight from Ponycon to

London MCM Expo!

...which was brilliant, of course. I don't feel like I saw much of the convention this year because I was only there Sunday. I got into London St. Pancras at 8:30 and two wonderful TF2 friends of mine met me and escorted me to the Excel Centre for the Expo! (I didn't fancy navigating London on my own :d). The next day was spent milling around, playing the L4D2 demo (which made me go home and preorder L4D2) and having my photo taken with other TF2 cosplayers, heh. Like the big fat dork I am.

(I hate hate hate how my white vest came down so much. Doh.)

I'm sad the cute Medic from May wasn't around, and annoyed I didn't get the name of a really awesome Spy I've seen both times now. I'm hoping he'll be there next year so I can finally nab his SteamID, because he's clearly a Proper Fan. Annnd, eh. I've spent the past hour trying to find a picture of an awesome Bill cosplayer we were hanging out with (from L4D), and still no luck. :P

We sat and watched the Cosplay Masquerade this year because I heard there was a Phoenix Wright skit (and there was), but because of that I really didn't see much of the con. Which is probably just as well, since I had absolutely no money left to spend. :3 (I feel the need to point out this cosplay that I missed on Saturday however, because it is AWESOME: The Luggage!)

Again, you can see the few photos I took here on my supercool Flickr account.

AND FINALLY, I stuck around in Bristol in time to catch

We Will Rock You!
Which was just plain awesome. I am a HUGE Queen fan (they're probably my second favourite band after Oingo Boingo) and I love musicals and dramatic cheesy epic stuff, so this one really appealed to me. It was everything I expected it to be! I heard some bad things about it originally but I can imagine they came from people expecting something... different. I mean, it was quite literally a musical about the power of rock music, you know? It was Bill and Ted does Brave New World with a heavy dose of Queen. And I LOVED it.

Okay I've been writing this post for far too long so I'm off to do something ELSE for the day.

Supersluth Edit! -Now with added ZOMBIES!

OH YEAH and so on Halloween lazenich, ugerchucker and I went on the Bristol Zombie walk! It was awesome! It'd been advertised on Facebook before hand I wasn't sure if I could be bothered to go since I'd had such a busy week, but I'm so glad I did! There musta been over two hundred people there easily! We had pretty makeshift costumes, it's amazing what some food dye and scissors can do. :) Thankfully ugerchucker still had some facepaints or else we woulda ended up looking pretty terrible, but I think it all came out great!

(photo by Sarah, I'm axing Luke a question DO YOU GET IT??)

So yeah that was pretty awesome too. And NOW I'm going. God. And yes, long entry is long. It's okay. I probably won't post again for another month.


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 2nd, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
Was great to finally meet ya at Expo, albeit briefly!
Can't find your numbers anywhere. Gimmie a poke next time you're in town! 07772 923759
Nov. 2nd, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
HAHA you guys look amazing as zombies! The meat cleaver in the head is an especially nice touch, I must say. Somehow I always manage to miss the zombie walk here, but I'm sure I'll get to it one year. Eventually.
Nov. 2nd, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
Rock and roll!
Nov. 2nd, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Wow, you sure HAVE been busy!! That all looks like so much fun!!
Nov. 2nd, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
That is the best expression on Luke's face in the last photo. Looks like fun was had!
Nov. 2nd, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Hey you! Wonderful zombie make up. I've missed the last 2 zombie walks here. I am so out of the loop, apparently.

Speaking of that, you have a facebook? Mind if I add you? Or you me? I'm Carina Delgadillo, I've heard there are a couple girls with the same name, but my picture should show up. =D
Nov. 2nd, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Heehee, we're definitely trying to come more often :) It all depends on where the Cons are held and even more so at what weekend (with school and all).
I really didn't want you to feel bad about the LJ thing. I got over it ;) Sure feels good to be back tho, haha! It was great finally meeting you even if we didn't hang a lot.
I hope next time we can stay around a little longer, see a bit of the city we're staying at. We walked through Sheffield to the trainstation but all the shops were closed ;)
Nov. 4th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
Blah, my cosplay looks so crap in that pic :( Or was it like that all day? :/
Nov. 4th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
(I was the red spy in TF2 pic if anyone is wondering)
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