Conventions

Making a Sari – Pt. 1

Okay, so here I chronicle my attempt to make a sari and blouse from 1 – 3 a.m., during ChiCon. Um. It didn’t go exactly as planned. Step 1 — making the blouse. I had previously bought and downloaded a sari blouse pattern, and immediately realized that making a proper sari blouse (which is very …

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Just Lovely Thai Dinner

Last moments at ChiCon on Monday — Thai dinner with Dan, I think at Star of Siam. Just lovely. I’ll come back sometime soon with some posts about the sewing project for my Hugo outfit, but right now, I need to take Kavi shopping for her Homecoming dress, and after that, I think I’m going …

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Filking at ChiCon

One of the last things I did at ChiCon was go to filking, which I haven’t done in ages. I miss making music. I don’t know how to fit it into my life at the moment, esp. since neither Kevin or the kids are interested, but I would dearly love to have at least a …

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WorldCon Sunday

Someone got a photo of me presenting Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders with their Hugo for Our Opinions Are Correct (incidentally, one of my favorite podcasts, you should listen to it). They’re adorable. Fabulous desserts from the post-Hugo reception thrown by the Chengdu WorldCon team. V. tasty! Fingers crossed I can go to WorldCon …

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The Hugos Are for Selfies

. I’m going to do a full exegesis on my sewing attempts sometime soon, but for now I’ll note that I ran out of fabric so didn’t manage an actual sari, but rather a cross between a sari and a lehenga, which it turns out reads a lot like a toga, which wasn’t really what …

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