Artopia 2019

The Artopia: After-Hours Party  hosted by The Creative Collective was a fun night of art installations, music, hands on interactive exhibits and of course, a fun Photo Booth.

It doesn’t take much for myself and my friends to get silly, and this night wasn’t much different.

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Paul’s hair is yummy 

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Luckily, this photographer, Katie, is used to us. She’s done many of the Collective’s events, so I think she is always prepared for our craziness.

 

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Space Butt

One of my favorite things about the PEM ‘s parties, is the interactive workshop. A few years ago we made pinwheels out of the material they use for sails, and they were displayed all around town. That was incredible.  This time around people got to make prints and learn about silk screening techniques.

While my friends tried that ( let’s be honest here – I am a mess when I paint, and I knew it would get all over my cosplay) I saw paper and markers, so my brain went ” What the Hell!”

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Hard at work letting the world know I was there

While I was sitting down, these three women came running up to me, fascinated by my lights. Like moths to a flame, I swear.  One of them thought it was make up, and asked how I did it, how I made it. They had no idea who Mr. Clever was, so of course I had to show them a picture of Matt as Clever.  One of them actually said ” Oh he’s cute.”  Yes, yes he is.

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“This is Matt” 
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I blame my friends for letting me have coffee at 4pm.

After we finished making art, we meandered around some more, looking at the other exhibits. I did manage to find a very cute squirrel puppet. Of course now I want one.

“Hey, Sarah, don’t touch those…nuts.”  Yeah, I need puppet.

Anyway, we are all looking forward to the next party!

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I want these too! 

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My new Mini Clever and Cybermite

Most of you may know that I tend to send a mini version of myself along to some cons when I can’t be there.  This mostly happens at Gally, which usually means that whatever I send has to not only endure the general craziness of my friends, but also being packed up and shipped. So far, every Clever I have sent has technically survived, but he usually comes back in pretty rough shape. Now is this because of the USPS or my friends, well, I guess a little of both.  ( I will be posting the #CleverdoesGally2019 album soon, and you can decide!)

My friend Holly of Hollys Making Stuff crafts the cutest creatures of all sorts so I asked her to make me a wee Mr. Clever.  I was not disappointed when she sent me some WIP photos. Not expecting to see a teeny tiny cybermite on his lapel, but that got me thinking, and I asked if she would also make me a cybermite too.

I am really happy with how these came out. I can’t wait to take pictures of them all around the town and at every con we go to.

 

May have already taken them to the MFA.

 

RICC and Jenna Coleman 2018

 

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Me: Nah, I will never go back to RICC.

RICC: Jenna Coleman

Me: Well, damn.

So, it looks like RICC 2018 will be happening after all. Now, don’t get me wrong, I somehow manage to have a great time every year at this con, despite the long lines that can rival Disneyland’s, the massive crowds and the infamous unorganized spaces. Because for whatever reason, RICC manages to get great guests year after year.

My spouse and I have what we call our “Short list.” The people that we would brave the craziness for. At the very top is Sean and Gus from Psych.  Followed by a Burn Notice cast reunion for him and Jenna Coleman for me. Well, damn.

Jenna signing chessboard

My wonderful friends Jenne and Cass brought my chessboard for her to sign at Boston Comic Con one year. She was super funny and sweet about it. She even loved my cosplay and showed her mom. So you would think that I would NOT be a nervous wreck to meet her, but NOPE.

Luckily, I will have a bunch of great friends with me to support me.  As always.

 

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Wish me luck  – getting through this con, AND meeting Jenna.

Five year Anniversary as Clever

Five years.

This weekend at Super Megafest marks FIVE years that I have been cosplaying as Mr. Clever. I have been cosplaying as Clever longer than Matt Smith had been the Doctor.

It also marks five years of meeting some of my best friends. Not just con friends. But, friends that are a huge part of my life – beyond fandom, beyond conlife. I wouldn’t have met them if not for my cosplay, if not for Clever, if not for Matt, or not for Doctor Who.

And as Doctor Who enters a brand new chapter in its long run, I hope many fans, young, old, newcomers, and returning ones, like myself, find their own piece of magic in the TARDIS. It is a wonderful thing, and I truly believe the Doctor herself, would enjoy every second of it.

 

Who will I see for this anniversary at SMF? I have so many crazy, fun memories. Who wants to make more?

 

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The photo that started it all.  The “legend of Ron Jeremy.”

 

 

The Cosplay Affair – What a night!

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some of my favorite people!

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The historic Hawthorne hotel.
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Your host for the night!
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Thank you John Andrews of Creative Salem! Couldn’t have done this without you!
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heheheh Another variation of the Breakfast Club shot.

Creative Salem asked me to co-host a cosplay party with them at the gorgeous, historic Hawthorne hotel. What an amazing night. No words for how much fun we had. Its hard for a cosplayer like myself to establish themselves, so to speak, (that is *not* my end game. This is just an observation.) because I do cosplay such an obscure character from well, let’s be honest, a less than well received episode. So to be able to do something like this, and have it be “presented by Mr. Clever” made me so incredibly happy.  I hope they do it again!