Its has been a rather recent pleasure of mine (say the past 3 years or so) to have been slowly discovering my extreme love for all things considered nerdy/geeky etc. It is for this reason that when I discovered Supernova would be on in Adelaide, my dear little brother went and bought me a weekend pass for my birthday! Isn’t he the greatest?! Building up to the weekend I was so ridiculously excited to get there, I made sure that opening night on the Friday, Mr Tardo and myself were some of the first people through the door. This turned out to be a great decision. There weren’t many people that had decided to turn up for the first night, so when there was a Panel with Mark Addy and Jerome Flynn ( Robert Baratheon and Bronn from Game of thrones) we were able to get right up the front! They were really quite hilarious
The next day though I must say was my favorite day of all. I am not sure if I have mentioned this to you all before but I am a huge crazy fan of the show Firefly, and supernova was supposed to have 2 of the cast members – Summer Glau and Sean Maher! Summer ended up cancelling days before the con (boo!), but Sean still came. And… I may have gone a little over board. I am pretty sure the line “shut up and take my money” came out of my mouth more than once, and then this happened…
I think I embarrassed myself as I was fan-girling and swooning and giggling all over the place. When they finally let me in to go and have the photo taken, all I managed to come out with was “(in between giggling) Sorry! (giggle) i’m so excited! (more giggles) Can I have a hug?! (even more giggles)”. I got my hug, then he blushed and the camera man told us to look at the camera. So we did, and since we were still to busy laughing at me being an idiot the photo came out fantastically. This all happened in the space of about a minute, but I am so pleased with how the photo turned out. Once I picked up my photo, I waited for the photo session to be over before heading over to Sean’s table to get it signed. He remembered me which I was super happy about, we had a little chat, he signed my picture and made a rude comment about his cheeks before sticking a post-it note over his face on the picture and then it was all over. Later in the afternoon I went to Sean’s Q&A Panel, where I asked his where he though the relationship between Kaylee and Simon would have gone if the show had continued. He told me he hoped they would have eventually gotten married and had a hoard of babies. Good answer. The rest of my Saturday was spent walking around all the stalls and gossiping with my brothers girlfriend Lil about how gorgeous he (Sean) is and playing with the street pass games on my new 3DS. I also went a little snap happy and got a heap of photos of cool cosplays and what have you. So here are a few of my favorites :
The Sunday for me was a big day of costume changes. I was originally going to wear my beautiful new angelic pretty skirt in a nice co-ord on the Saturday, but once I decided to spend a heap of cash on my photo with Sean, I kinda wanted to wear something a little sexier So, I started off my Sunday in this lovely lolita Co-ordinate This is a photo I had at the Unscripted Productions photo booth, it came out so well and has been doing the rounds on facebook, as everyone keeps sharing it
The day before I had heard the organizers say that they still needed people for the cosplay competition , so I decided to be brave and entered in my spirit healer cosplay. I have done a small amount of work on it since I wore it for AVcon, Such as completely redoing the white material part of the costume. When I made it the first time, the wings and the blue body suit took me soooooo long to make that I was still working on them until really late night before. In the end I kinda gave up and wrapped some white left over material around me and decided it would do as the need for sleep won. The impromptucostume part really wasn’t very good though, so I remade those parts that Saturday night, and I think they came out much better the second time around. At about 3pm on the Sunday i did a dash to the car for a quick wardrobe change so I could go participate in the cosplay comp. Naturally I stopped in for some more photos at the photo booth first though, what do you think of my spirit healer the second time around?
I was quite happy with the decision to change into this just before the competition and not wear it all day, mainly because those wings aren’t the lightest things to carry around on your back for long periods of time, even if the back piece is molded to fit my back perfectly The pictures of me front on really don’t do the wings justice on how big they are size wise. Just so you can see how far they stick out, here is a picture of me on stage from side on, which may help you see why I had to make them contactable. There is no walking through doorways with these babies out
The Sunday for me was more of a whirl of outfit changes and photographs, but so much fun. There were some mind-blowingly awesome costumes on show at the Sunday cosplay and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling a little out of my depth. But I am still so pleased and proud of myself for doing it anyhow. What an amazing weekend it was, I got about 1o0 street passes as well which was supercool SO now I will leave you with awesome cosplay photo’s and various others from the Sunday. Enjoy!