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Puttin' on the Geek.... - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Puttin' on the Geek....
Only one other con-goer "got" the t-shirt. It sorta makes sense, since the punch line was on the back, so who knows how much snickering went on that I missed?

Not the least bit disappointed- or unimpressed, though. Friday was a beautiful day to drive, I only got stuck in a PENNDOT traffic maze once, and I made it to the northern edges of Bawlmer by late morning.  I checked in at the convention hotel to sign up for the day; this was parked next to me:



Plenty of clever license plates and bumper stickers all around- and I wasn't even inside yet.

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Even though programs wouldn't formally begin for several hours, there were plenty of earlybirds all about- most in the kind of over-the-top costumes you'd expect. (I didn't take any pictures except of actual performers; some cosplayers are touchy about not being filmed without permission, and since this is a crowd quite likely to be packing sharp objects in their boots, I erred on the side of caution;)  I then headed to check into my own hotel and meet my longtime friend Tink, if anything a geekier geek than I am. We had lunch at a place in her neighborhood that serves a crabmeat delicacy called "lumps" that are to die for, and she then wound up at the evening's activities with us, joining in the celebration of fandoms and creativity that was all about.

Panels began at 5, and we took in two of them- one on the possible redesign of the TARDIS, and a thoroughly enjoyable one by three well-known sci-fi authors speaking on humor in the genre. Two of them are published by a relatively new imprint called Crazy 8 Press, which was co-founded by Howie Weinstein of my very own high school. The only sad of the night was that he wasn't there signing at the end of the evening, but I did pick up one of the featured author's books-



(Oops, I didn't get part two. But otherwise it's the cover.)

I also am coming home with bling for Emily and a surprise for an LJ friend- I saw it on a table and just hayyy-ad to have it:)

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And, finally, the show:

Luna-C is a sketch comedy group with two friends of mine from here and Facebook; they've been performing at cons for years and I've always wanted to check one out. This year did not disappoint; everything from Trek to Potter got run through their sabre-toothed skewer, but the star of the show by the end was clearly Jayne. And Jayne. Jayne Jayne Jaynes- the men they call Jayne. Kaylee had a lit-tle accident with the replicator, and before you know it we were swimming in orange knitted hats....



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After all of that, it's back north.

Only other glitch from the travels was the hotel I stayed at, writing down the wrong room number on my keycard. I stood outside 442 for 15 minutes before the guy came up and realized I was actually booked into 224. I got a free breakfast out of it, though, and I'm now back in PA, waiting for a very longago friend (I can't remember if I last saw him in junior high or even elementary school) to come over from the Gettysburg area. We're meeting at a mall, of all places- and there's not a lot of really exciting commerce in York, I assure you....

Couple of other options past that, but I'll be back in my home state by tonight at the latest:)

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mikailborg From: mikailborg Date: August 5th, 2013 06:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you enjoyed the show! We had a blast - the audience was wonderful, and thank you for being a part of it!

Sorry you missed Twilight Sparkle, though :)
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: August 5th, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw you referencing that- someone will need to explain.

headbanger118 From: headbanger118 Date: August 16th, 2013 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm SO jealous I'm about to explode, then implode, than explode again...all at warp.
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