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I never did that Con Report, did I?


Am I allowed to condense it?

Wanna see my friends again NOW. Robin Sachs hot. stakebait has patience of saint. Wish I'd had the mind-brain connection to realize Kuzibah of the Patient Creatures was Kuzibah, of the Cross & Stake and various writings, both gen and slash. (Also sort of wish Grim Carpathian (I think) wasn't into fingering people's (not my) hair in the bar, because dude? Over the personal space line. Pretty sure he was just trying to be cute, but it landed on the side of creepy.) Wish I hadn't wasted 3 extra hours panicking on the PA turnpike on the way there. Jacuzzi niiiiiiiiice. captainnancy hilarious. thete1, same, but we knew that. Hot Lesbian Action! wesleysgirl makes a great fire (buffybot touched her, see, and it froze her, and then we all walked through her, and... ahem. Then there were donuts.) zortified looks hot in a corset (we all *knew* byrne would, but you weren't expecting the other one, were you) and taught me a) how to crochet (again) and b) that my hook is too small. :-( Met lots of LJ people, did very silly things, wore a hat, sang off-key, was somewhat frightened by Giant Cardboard Buffy TM and want to see my friends again NOW.

Also, have no money left. :)

Edit 1</i>: (as things occur to me) Devoncon a splendiferous success, thanks to creativity of hostesses buffybot and miss_edith. Most amused that I got lost several times on the way to 'not the Hellmouth but close' with my fine MapQuest directions, but did not (except for brief moment of nosing around Harrisburg trying to find the turnpike again) get lost at all on the way back, when the directions were reversed, the exit numbers weren't the same, and I'd had a whole weekend to get as exhausted as possible.

Edit 2: I have no pictures. My camera (the non-broken one) sucks, and everybody else had a digicam, so I thoughtfully designated the congoing world at large (and wolfling in specific) as my official photographers. Post your freakin' con pics, people!

Edit 3: Suggest large party to hunt down and stomp on the ass who sat next to wordsofastory on her way home. Creep. Creepcreepcreep. Also, got to meet bonibaru and rivkat, who talked vids, HP slash, and pizza with us, and thank cadhla personally for the kickass Lorne/Groo story she wrote for my Flashfic request. And while whining that next time I'm going to have to request Spike/Xander and Xander/Spike as my two pairings, just to get people to stop picking the alternate choice (3 times in a row so far, which is no reflection on the stories I did get, which have been great) I somehow managed to get byrne to promise me Spike/Xander corsetslash! Woohoo!

Edit 4: Ficbitch.com is all updated and hot and pinky-blue and Lilahfied. There's boobies! Go see!


thebratqueen

2003-06-19 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oo, yeah! To everything!

mpoetess

2003-06-19 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Everything? So now would be the time to go back and edit it and say "Oh yeah, and thebratqueen offered to be my luuuuuuuuvslasve for life...."

thebratqueen

2003-06-20 08:10 am (UTC) (Link)

"Right after MP swore to write nothing but Spike/Buffy NC-17 angst for the rest of her life. No I don't know why those two things were related either."

mpoetess

2003-06-20 08:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Really -- you'd think you'd have gotten me to promise to write nothing but NC-17 Wes/Angel angst....

thebratqueen

2003-06-20 08:37 am (UTC) (Link)

How would that be torture for you? ;)

mpoetess

2003-06-20 08:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Imply that it would be torture for you to be my luuuuuuuuuuvslsave, or however I spelled it that I can't be arsed to go back and look? :-P

Besides, NC-17 Spike/Buffy angst would be torture for you too. I'd make you read it to me.


zortified

2003-06-19 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

zortified looks hot in a corset

You're kidding. I changed out of it after an hour because no one said anything, and I figured I looked stupid.

mpoetess

2003-06-19 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

No, if I were kidding, I'd say "Zortified looks hot in a corset. Haha! Just kidding!"

I think everybody was just tired and frazzled and had brains going in a million directions; I know I did. :)

minitrog

2003-06-19 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm glad you had a lovely time hon.

I'm deeply worried about the Spike/Xander corsetslash! Your kinks are 'wierd'! *g*

Still, byrne is a sensible girl! Hee

mpoetess

2003-06-20 06:27 am (UTC) (Link)

My kinks are not weird! *Your* kinks are..
uh.

Your kinks that are not my kinks are weird!

minitrog

2003-06-20 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Your kinks that are not my kinks are weird!

'zactly what I meant pet.

estepheia

2003-06-20 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Awww, nobody writes you S/X? That's so mean.

mpoetess

2003-06-20 06:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Hee! Well, all kinds of people write me great S/X to read. It just happens that out of the last 3 "write someone's pairing for them" things I've done, they've picked the alternate pairing every time, for various perfectly legitimate reasons.

stakebait

2003-06-20 06:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Patience? I have patience? Since when? [grin]

I had numbness. Numbness almost as good.

Mer


mpoetess

2003-06-20 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Ok, you fake patience really well!

stakebait

2003-06-20 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Heh. That's fair. Thanks!

Mer

Gah! You were there?!

kuzibah

2003-06-20 06:36 am (UTC) (Link)

I wish you'd made the connection, too. And I'm guessing it didn't say "Mad Poetess" on your name tag, or I'd have dragged you off for a fic summit. Or at least some well-deserved praise and flattery.

And it wasn't Grim in the bar, I'm pretty sure. It was Carpathian, our artistic director. He overestimates his own charm at times, I'm afraid, but he's harmless.

Were you at the storytelling? Any of the panels? I'm really trying to place you. Um, email me if you want.

Re: Gah! You were there?!

mpoetess

2003-06-20 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)

It did say Mad Poetess, but I was usually wearing the tag twined around the shoulderstrap of my bag, instead of pinned to me, so it wouldn't have been easy to spot. And my roomies and I did a lot of hiding in our room being nutcases, relatively speaking. I was at the first Robin Q&A session, [one of ?] the fanfiction panels, the dance for a bit, would've gone down for karaoke, except for the evil non-showing-up bastiches... I think that's when we ended up in the bar, or at least one of the times. (And yeah, it was totally harmless, as far as I could tell -- just the Hand of Death on top of somebody's head, which caused some giggling and eyerolling and comments that there's times to step OOC, and the hotel bar in the middle of the night would be one.)

I caught some of the storytelling from the hallway, but I was one of a group that tended to duck past the con suite, because our rooms were right near there and we were always on the way back to meet someone or dump something off and collapse exhausted on the ground, whenever someone tried to beckon us in.

Re: Gah! You were there?!

kuzibah

2003-06-20 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Well, heck. Sorry I missed you, but maybe we'll catch each other next year.

(And we never break character while in costume. It's actually easier that way.)

Re: Gah! You were there?!

mpoetess

2003-06-20 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)

(And we never break character while in costume. It's actually easier that way.)

I wondered if that was the case -- makes sense. :)