// posted by Jessica in Conventions @ 6:31:24 pm - 2 Comments »
All set for Dragon*Con!
I reserved a hotel room at the Hilton for D*C today, since someone so kindly posted the group code over at the Livejournal community. Someone posted the Marriott code a few days ago, but I was iffy about getting a room there since there’s supposedly all these renovations going on and no one is sure what (if anything) will be going on in the hotel and it sounded like most things were being moved over to the Hilton.
So, if anyone wants to come, I’ve got a room now and memberships are still only $50 until mid-February.
Now I just need to finish my costumes. Well, I need to finish my MTAC costumes first…
// posted by Jessica in Photography @ 8:26:50 pm - 3 Comments »
Picture of the Year: 2006
**Note: I corrected the broken link on one of the pictures and the poll should work now (assuming you are viewing this on the actual site; it probably won’t work through an aggregator or something). If you don’t see the poll, click the link at the bottom of this post that says “Read the rest of this entry.”
Okay, I’m starting a new thing. I’m going to pick a few of my favorite pictures from the photos section for the past year. Then everyone vote on which one they like best. You can vote for it because it’s pretty, it’s funny, it’s cute, it brings back memories, whatever you want. Then the picture with the most votes by February 1 will be the Picture of the Year. Yes, I am extremely bored.
The nominees are:
|Ben and Philip
|Chewie and Ben
|Can you tell I liked the centerpieces?
|Lilli in the sandbox
Apparently Ben is very photogenic while hugging.
// posted by Jessica in Cosplay @ 6:10:28 pm - 1 Comment »
Following up on my last post about my cosplay schedule..
I updated the cosplay section with a couple new costumes that I plan on working on. Here’s my tentative schedule for the next few years:
Celes Chere - Amano (Final Fantasy VI)
Locke Cole (Final Fantasy VI) - Ben
Misa Amane (Death Note)
Aeris Gainsborough - Wallmarket (Final Fantasy VII)
Cloud Strife - Wallmarket (Final Fantasy VII) - Ben
Jessica Albert (Dragon Quest VIII)
Natalia Luzu Kimlasca Lanvaldear (Tales of the Abyss)
Presea Combatir (Tales of Symphonia)
Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia) - Ben
Celes Chere - Opera (Final Fantasy VI)
Eirika (Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones)
Leanne (Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance)
Rosa Farrel (Final Fantasy IV)
Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
Of course, this will more than likely change as I find new costumes I would like to make and what costumes Ben would like.
// posted by Jessica in Cosplay, Goals @ 12:38:36 pm - 4 Comments »
I am not making resolutions this year, though I did fairly well at keeping the one I made for 2006 (to keep up with the news better). However, I do have several goals that I intend on trying to meet by the year’s end. These include buying a house around the time my lease is up (beginning of October) and buying a new or new-to-me car around November. I’d like to buy a car before then, but having car payments would severely lower the amount of a mortgage loan I can get. So my goal for the first half of the year is to get my credit cards as paid off as possible. This means attempting to be frugal with money for a few months, so I’m having to cut a few things. Like I doubt I’m going to continue my ballet classes until next year, probably not going to go out very often, and, well, just plan on coming to visit me if you want to see me. I just really, really want a house so I think I can make a few sacrifices for a little while. I might even consider getting a second part-time job to supplement the savings process.
I am, however, still planning on going to both MTAC and DragonCon this year, since tickets to both were purchased prior to me coming to this decision. Probably not going to make it to MomoCon this year and AWA is iffy (especially since it will be right when I’m trying to close on a house). I will be putting off a few costumes until I get the house, such as Presea, since I will need a large space (such as a garage or a yard) for working on her axe. The costumes I plan to complete this year are: FFVI’s Celes (Amano version), FFVI’s Locke (for Ben), Death Note’s Misa, and Dragon Quest VIII’s Jessica. The former three I hope to finish in time for MTAC and have Jessica in time for DragonCon. I’m only planning on working on one costume during the summer since I assume my spare time will be mostly taken up by house hunting.
Anywho, that’s my 2007 plans. Here’s hoping everything goes well!