Chicago TARDIS 2009
The Field Report!
okay so this con was fucking ace, as always. major kudos as usual to renn
for her organisational skills, and also to ghost2
, for giving me a room to stay in this year! the con this year was an amazing mix of old friends and new ones, and it was so nice getting to catch up and hang out that i sometimes forgot to actually go to panels! or maybe i just forgot to take notes? who knows!
there were loads of cosplayers roaming the halls this year! i saw two delgados, two brigs, two girl fives (whut!), two second doctors, three eighth doctors, three adrics (inorite?), two marthas, a reinette, a first doctor, several tenth doctors, an amy (awesome!), several donnas, several UNIT troops, a turlough, a romana, and i'm sure i'm leaving out some because i only saw the beginning of the masquerade. i'm glad i didn't try out my half-assed eleventh doctor get-up because most of the costumes were really great. one of the marthas in particular was fantastic. i just wish i'd got to see the reinette close up!
anyway, chronological tiem!2009.11.26 (thursday)( santa claus and a dash of homoeroticism )2009.11.27 (friday)( warnings: self-RPS and mpreg )2009.11.28 (saturday):( crisis on infinite doctors )2009.11.29 (sunday):( and then we realised he was running because a bee got into his suit )
and on a more serious note, my friend britgeekgrrl
needs a little help and well-wishing in a difficult time. i met her at chicago TARDIS in 2007 -- she was the first person i met and ended up befriending at the con, in fact. she's been unfailingly kind and last year let me bunk on the floor of her hotel room when i didn't have money for a bed of my own. the day after she got back from this year's convention her husband alex died after a long battle with cancer. it happened a lot sooner than she or anyone was expecting, so the family's been caught not quite fully prepared. so a group of her friends have put together a community called britgeek_love
to try and raise funds for the funeral expenses and so forth by auctioning off books, jewelry, mementoes, clothes, art, etc. check it out and see if there's anything there you've been meaning to pick up, or if there's anything you might want to contribute to the pool. thanks.
<3<3<3 to everyone i met and i'm hoping to see you all again next year.