Just finished working another amazing WonderCon out here in San Francisco. It was great to see some of my SG buddies from the West coast again and meet some of our California fanbase. You know, it is kind of funny that I live on the East coast yet see the West coast Suicide Girls a great deal more than the ones in my own area. I don’t know why that is. Â I suppose that there are just more large -scaleÂ events out here on the West coast. Not to mention, that both of my current SG photographers are located on the West coast.
So anyway, the main reason that I come out to San FranciscoÂ around this timeÂ is for my close friend Bob, who is a fellow SG and nerd. Of course we have fun working the convention but it also gives us time to catch up and spend time together. Here we are together:
I have lots more random pics from the Con as well. I shall post a few of them tonight and then maybe some more throughout the week.
A bunch of us SG’s at the booth:
Serious mustache (this one is really just for Yuzi)…
Our Quidditch team will be unstoppable with these awesome (and giant!) new brooms.
Same Bobsauce and Squeak…different day:
Messing around at the Marvel booth…
I shall post more as the week continues! Stay tuned kiddos!
I had a wonderful time doing it actually. Many of my close friends who are alternative models were there working the show so it ended up feeling a lot less like work and much more like a big girlie hang-out event. It was kind of nice doing an “alternative” fashion show as opposed to the mainstream runway shows I have done in the past. Reflections was much more laid back, there was a lot less pressure, and a lot more time to catch one’s breath in between walks on the runway. There may be a lot less money in alternative fashion, but I’ll take it over the stress of those high-paid shoots any day!
For the most part, the segments of the show that I saw or was involved with seemed to go very well. Rather than just having the models walk the runway, many of the designers had little skits that were performed on the catwalk making it more interesting for the audience. In betwixt the fashion shows they had performers who did burlesque shows, artistic performances, and circus-esque demonstrations. I did not get to see many of them (as I was either getting my pictures taken or being laced into another outfit) but I have heard nothing but positive feedback from people in the audience since that evening.
Oh yeah! And I did one of the performances…
My performance was sort of a last minute improv routine actually. My original plan was to get the pole set up early and practice during the day so that I would have something concrete and choreographed to perform. Unfortunately, we had some issues with the height of the stage and actually had scrapped my whole routine untilÂ about 30 minutes before doors opened! My model friend, Mandi, refused to let me accept defeat and insisted we do something to get it up. So we ended up moving an additional piece of stage underneath the pole. So it wasn’t perfect, but I did what I could considering I had only a small platform to dance on, a curtain right above me, and music that was…well….interesting.
I am going to order another piece for my pole which should help in the future should a similar issue arise. I hope to be able to perform for this kind of an event again. I have some awesome routines (blind-folded, doubles, etc) that I would love to show off to an alternative crowd.
I put together a small video of some of the footage that was recorded that night. It is mostly the stuff I was doing (sorry about that, it is from my camera…as I was unable to find additional pics or video posted for this event yet)…I hope to be able to find images of some of the other performances. If I do, I’ll make a part 2 for this event entry.
Last night was Zombie Prom down at the Troc in Philadelphia. This is its third year and I am pleased to say, it is still a blast. It was a bit more crowded this year than the ones before but we managed to squeeze through masses of our fellow undead and have a good time.
As most of you know, I go to Comic Con every year out in San Diego. This year was especially memorable. This year I stayed with two of my favorite people in the world! My best friend Mike and my other close friend John. There aren’t many people who can keep up with my geekiness but those two may well surpass even me! (That is a compliment in my mind, by the way) Seriously though, I had a blast with them!
I also had fun helping out again at the Suicide Girl booths. (yup, we had two this year!) I know I went on and on about them last year but I really have to say it again…..those girls are awesome!!!! Seriously, you couldn’t ask for a better group of girlies! They are all so sweet and I really connect with some of them…which for someone as socially inept as me, is quite a triumph! I’m going to miss them all. I am hoping to be able to see at least a few of them before Comic Con of next year. Perhaps I will try to make a trip out to LA in a few months.
Anywho…you guys didn’t click on this blog to hear me gush about my friends. I know why you are really here….so on with the pictures!! —->
Some of the Con highlights were—> - Getting Leonard Nimoy’s autograph. I told him that he was the first man I ever had a crush on. He was very sweet and I started crying like crazy after meeting him. Yup, I’m a loser. - Watching Joe Quesada flip out about how marriage sucks and basically piss off an entire room of fans. - Seeing the Green Lantern movie….very entertaining! - Watching Trick r’ Treat…decent campy horror movie. - Getting to play a level of Left 4 Dead 2!!! Yay!!! It was so much fun! I can’t wait till it comes out in a couple months! - Seeing the Iron Man 2 trailer. Looks better than I would have thought! - Going to the Masquerade (I don’t usually go to it but I will from now on. It is hilarious!!)
Now for the complaints- Okay, Comic Con people, this year SUCKED for gettiing into panels. Honestly, something needs to be done. You want to constantly over-sell the Con, fine. But at least start clearing rooms between panels!! It is starting to get ridiculous. I got in line sometimes 2 hours or more before a panel I wanted to see started and I still didn’t get in!! This makes working at a booth and enjoying the Con’s panels almost impossible. I can’t leave my booth for 4+ hours to get in line for a panel. Please, please, please….give people who work there a break and give us some priority seating in some of the panel rooms. Or at least clear out the rooms! It ticks me off to no end that the majority of people in some of those rooms don’t give a crap about half the panels in there. They just want to get seating for a panel later in the day. But that means that half the time, the real fans of these shows and directors are not getting in. I think at least 60% of the people in the Big Bang Theory panel had never seen the show and were just waiting for the Joss Whedon panel afterwards. Grrrr!
I know I am not the only one who felt that way this year. I have never heard so many people complain about the lines and waiting times for panels. Pretty much every person that came up to the SG booth was upset about the way the panels were organized this year. I think that almost everyone I knew (fellow SGs and non-SGs alike) were unable to get into a panel that they really wanted to. I really hope that they do things differently next year or move to a bigger convention center in the future. Or….and here is a thought….STOP OVER-SELLING THE CON!!!!