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TITANCON: Evening shindig

  • If you had been there, you would now have tons of memories. Some of you were, and do. The rest are limited to a few snippets in this post that do not do the Saturday evening goings-on justice.
  • At the end of the long day (see our entire TitanCon coverage here), some people gathered to watch an episode of Doctor Who, others started preparing for the masquerade, while others still (including me) really needed to have some dinner.
  • The masquerade, MC’ed by Peadar Ó Guilín and presided by Sophie and Maisie, was jolly good fun. See my little gallery of contestants for proof. The big winner was Jackie, ey-kay-ey JacMac30, with her original Bran&Hodor costume idea. Another favourite of mine was Sam’s heart tree costume.
 
  • The evening continued with a double feature preformance by the amazing Wireless Mystery Theatre, treating us to two pieces by H.P. Lovecraft. The chills easily rivaled those from the ASoIaF prologue.
  • The raffle was a success, though many winners were not present to collect the prizes straightaway (much to Maisie’s frustration, she really didn’t have any luck with the draw that night). Jackie won a copy of Benioff’s City of Thieves. Shucks, I really wanted that one!
  • Good time was had by everyone present, as we enjoyed the company of each other, the guests, WiC.net commenters, Jackie, Sam, The Rabbit, Johan, Qthulhu, Joe, and many others, dancing away (Maisie and Sophie were cutting the rug full-on), and drinking mead Saxon-style. Join us next year for more!

Joe's infamous Horn of Winter (Photo by Joe himself)

21 Comments

  • Hear Me Roar,

    For the record, it *was* full at one point…

    By your mead bottles combined, I AM CAPTAIN CAMPO! GOOOOOOOO CAMPO!

    Clearly not enough mead involved, but then we DID have to get up earrrrrrrrrly the next day….

  • Live Lovecraft? I am apopleptic with envy, as a huge fan of the true master of horror since I first read things like “Rats in the Walls” as a child. I have never heard of his works being done that way. Wow.

  • I’m not a huge fan of Lovecraft (I’ve only played the board game Arkham Horror some), but I must say that piece by Wireless Mystery Theatre was something extraordinary.

  • Horatio, as Knurk said, once I saw that someone else had a similar t-shirt, I pulled ours. I didn’t want to be accused of ripping off someone else’s idea (granted, it is a very popular t-shirt design, so I’m not surprised someone else had the same idea as us). We have plenty of other design ideas and we’ll debut a new shirt soon. :)

  • Lordy! I’m on the front page of WiC.net! Cheers for the compliments on the costume. You’d laugh if you’d heard me getting ready. I really started to feel a complete idiot as there were some lovely gowns and outfits and here I was in a plastic box hugging a pillow! ;)

    Still sad I missed the Wireless Mystery Theatre but I was parting ways with Hodor at the time ;) Fingers crossed they’re back next year!

    If you want to see some pics of the WiCnetters shakin’ their thing on the dance floor check out my blog of the weekend :)

    Oh and here’s my pics on Flickr:
    http://flic.kr/s/aHsjwnxNVm

    p.s. I can’t take credit for the picture of HmR with the horn (so to speak!). I did take one but that’s not mine. ;)

  • Jackie MacPherson,

    Congrats again :) do take a look at the blog and photos, people.
    Oh, thanks for the heads up about the photo … whose is it then? Taken by Joe himself, then? Sorry for the confusion. Campo, we need you :)

  • I’m sure it was an unforgettable experience. Luckily I had the good fortune to get to meet a lot of you last spring at the New York shindig. So I know the awesome feeling, even if it was on a smaller scale.

    And Jackie, yes, what a great costume!

  • Jackie MacPherson: Lordy! I’m on the front page of WiC.net! Cheers for the compliments on the costume. You’d laugh if you’d heard me getting ready. I really started to feel a complete idiot as there were some lovely gowns and outfits and here I was in a plastic box hugging a pillow! ;)

    Jackie, you looked fab and totally deseved to win!! (I was the female half of the Wildling ‘comedy’ double act, btw…) Considering it was a pretty quick turnaround from the announcement of the masquerade to the actual event there wer some seriously good costumes – looks like my partner-in-crime and I will have to up the anti for next year!!