home from Starfest!
April 18, 2011
And it was lovely, as always, even though I felt a bit out of it much of the time. I’m recovering from an ear infection I had last week, and my hearing was not back to normal. Very frustrating. Brief notes:
- I believe Starfest has officially outgrown its space. It was already too crowded to move at 10 am on Saturday. This, of course, makes it even more like a mini-DragonCon.
- I signed lots of books, got to see lots of folks who I pretty much only see once a year, here.
- I had dinner at Pasquini’s! This is my favorite Italian restaurant, part of a local chain. There used to be a location on my side of town, but it closed, and I mourned. This one is three blocks from the convention, so I try to sneak in a meal there.
- I gave Mark Sheppard a copy of Discord’s Apple. He was the one actor on hand I really wanted to meet, and he was super nice. My friends who were on hand assure me that I comported myself well and not like a screaming fangirl.
- I won a piece in the art auction for the first time! Some of Peri Charlifu’s pottery, which I’ve had my eye on for a very long time.
- I encountered living proof that it’s possible for a costumer to inhabit the uncanny valley. A couple was on hand dressed as Mr. Incredible and Elasti-girl. They had exactly the right body types — he was skinny hipped and barrel chested, she was toothpick thin. They wore wigs/dyed hair to get the styles right, and the costumes were excellent. Which meant it kind of looked like a couple of Pixar figures had stepped off the screen. Which meant they didn’t quite look exactly human. My exact response was: “That’s really awesome. But creepy. In fact, that’s really creepy. Wow. I’m going to walk away now…”
And that was my convention!