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Belated Chicago TARDIS post

At least I'm getting to it before I disappear down the tech week rabbit hole...

Finally got pictures up on Flickr, such as they are. Very pleased with how Idris turned out, though I think I'm going to pull some of the stuffing from the bustle before the next time I wear it. (Given the time constraints, I decided to buy a ready-made one on Etsy, and it's great, but Idris is a bit more deflated.)

Had a great, low-key time. In the interest of both budget and low-keyness, I decided to skip the photo/autograph thing (though brainiacfive did autos with the Five-era folks), but I went to the Q&As for the Five-era folks and Mark Sheppard. The former -- particularly given the eleventh-hour cancellation by Sarah Sutton due to a family emergency, and Matthew Waterhouse stepping up to appear in her place -- had a little too much of the squabbling-family shtick for my taste, but it's clearly the way they're used to playing it. *shrug* They still answer questions just fine and are generally entertaining, so it's still fun and interesting.

Mark Sheppard is as entertaining as I've heard, and has no compunction about giving questioners an "are kidding me?" look and a flat, though clearly good-natured, "No." This was employed with no fewer than three people trying to sell him on an apparently quite popular crack-addled crossover notion that his Doctor Who and Supernatural characters are the same person. Or that Crowley somehow replaced Canton at some point? I couldn't quite follow. In any case, the first person to attempt it got the best nonplussed expression and "So, you're saying my dad is Crowley?" :-) Then, when it kept coming up, he just insisted, "No. That doesn't work." And I just sort of kept facepalming. I loves me some crack-addled crossovers, but a con guest Q&A is definitely not the place for them.

I only did a full-blown con membership on Saturday, but went back on Sunday with a dealer's room pass, as it's a helluva lot cheaper and I decided there was nothing going on in the main events room that I couldn't live without. I crashed the stitching circle and part of one of the costuming panels, both in the back programming rooms where nobody bothers checking badges, and otherwise hung out in the lobby or the dealer's room (where one of Brainy's gamers had a table with her art, which I babysat briefly so they could both do the autograph thing), knitting and chatting with whoever happened to be around.

Generally a nice time, and special thanks go to neadods for the loan of her room to change. The hotel has very nice public restrooms, but a proper room is way easier and more comfortable. :-)

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wiliqueen
Dec. 5th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
Thank you!! :-)
maiac
Dec. 4th, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
Loved your Idris costume. (And I bet it's more comfortable than the Clockdroid.)

In your Flickr set, the Littlest Fifth Doctor made me dead from the cute.
wiliqueen
Dec. 5th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
It's certainly easier to get around in. :-)

I neglected to mention the Littlest Five and the Littlest TARDIS were brother and sister. Cue exploding head.
kirbyfest
Dec. 4th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
Fabulous costume, and great pics!

And I'm with the poster above-- the Littlest Fifth Doctor made me melt all over the place.
bentleywg
Dec. 4th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
The Littlest TARDIS is adorable.

At a convention years ago, there was a little Fifth Doctor in a blue stroller -- the kind of stroller with a bit of a roof, and it had a blue light on top.
wiliqueen
Dec. 5th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
Oh, that's fantastic! :-)
wiliqueen
Dec. 5th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
Thank you. And ZOMGYES. The pair of them were deadly.
brightknightie
Dec. 4th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
I always enjoy your recaps, and this is no exception. Thank you for sharing. Excellent Idris costume! And good choices with the cropping to create the icon you use here.

(I am, by the way, at long last and just yesterday, all caught up to the present in Doctor Who! Yay! A condition lasting only until this year's Christmas special airs, natch, but allowing me to actually know who Idris is. ~grin~)
wiliqueen
Dec. 5th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)
Hooray for being caught up! And thank you.

At least the Christmas special is isolated, so you'll be mostly caught up for a few months. :-)
yeopard
Dec. 6th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
You look great in your costume! :: enthusiastic clap ::
wiliqueen
Dec. 6th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
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