August 9th, 2009

rohan, helm, sword

Alan Scott rocks!

This is just to announce that the most excellent fairplaythings worked up his courage to enter the Masquerade last night (at Worldcon). He was Alan Scott, the Original (Golden Age) Green Lantern, complete with lantern. He did a great job, and was recognized as Best Reconstruction in the Novice category. I am super-proud of him. He got spontaneous applause from the audience when he was actually on stage, instead of just after the presentation like everyone else. It was awesome. 

The rest of the Masquerade was truly awesome as well. There are some very talented, very dedicated costume makers out there. Wow. I have a bunch of pictures, which I shall upload to flickr when I have more time. It was a great show. 

Also, I am having a wonderful time here. I have been to many fascinating panels and talks. I have met Nalo Hopkinson, Elizabeth Bear, and Elisabeth Vonarburg. I have only babbled nervously a little bit. I actually told Elisabeth V about my Master's thesis a little bit. She was really nice, and actually seemed interested. She was very patient with my French, too, especially since I seemed to lose my entire French vocabulary, accent, and syntax as soon as I got excited/nervous/jittery. I swear I speak better French than that. At least most of the time. 

Amusingly, at the Masquerade, I ended up sitting next to a couple of guys from Ottawa, who told me about the Ottawa Science Fiction Society. Which I should have guessed existed, but did not know. Anyway, we had a nice chat, and it was very pleasant. I've already forgotten their names. I want to say Murray and James, bit I don't think that's quite right. I suck. Hi anyway!!!

Am now trying to decide which 11 o'clock panel or thing I want to do. Tour of the art show? Vonarburg reading in French? Can't decide. Too many interesting things to do!