Monday, 3 May 2004
|0543 - Off to Tinseltown|
I'm about to hit the road, headed for the airport. Got the costume all packed up, as well as a change of clothes and some essential maintenance supplies. I'm not looking forward to getting the suitcase with the costume through security, so I'm allocating plenty of extra time for that. Yes, it's going as a carry-on. It almost completely fills the carryon-sized suitcase.
Not that I expect anyone to try anything, but, for the record, the bathroom scale this morning just before I stepped into the shower said I weighed 195.4 pounds. (Not only are digital scales wonderful...you can't set them to lie to you.)
I don't expect to be able to get on the net between the flight departure time of 11:20 Central and the show, so it'll probably take me that long to unscreen any comments in my journal. Don't despair; I haven't forgotten.
We've got 3 VCRs programmed and armed for the show. Hope the meds take care of my cough long enough tonight...
current mood: excited
good luck ;)
Hi, My boss just sent me the link about your Tron costume and i think it is great! Go you! :)
I've had a similar experience and kinda know what you went through. You sound like you have a good head on your shoulders though, it is hard to deal with any sort of fame. Have you been to CONvergence? It is right here in MN and super fun. I haven't been to any of the big CONs yet but hope to go to ComicCON this summer and maybe celebration next year. you can add me as a friend as long as you can keep my secrets. I post "friends only"
Revel in other peoples nice comments, they are the ones who count :)
Never been to CONvergence. When and where?
Google is your friend. 2-4 July 1004, at the Radisson South hotel in Bloomington, MN (south side of the Twin Cities). Info at http://www.convergence-con.org/
I don't have anything planned that weekend...sounds like a good time. I might just make a weekend otu of it.
I'll be there...sent in the registration yesterday.
yay! You could probably head your own panel on past internet expirience. Make sure you say "Hi" to me, if you see me. Here is a list of some of my costumes for the weekend.
Daryl Hannah/Kill Bill Nurse
Super Secret Costume
See you there! I will also be on some panels: Spy Fi, Masquerade Presentation, Dangerous Dames, Raising Hair(I probably will drop this one though),The Dark Knight Syndrome, Crafty Geek(May drop or get put together with other "Craft" panels & Iron Artist.http://www.michaell.org/schedule.phtml
I've volunteered to let them put me on panels at Linucon
...the organizer said that he'd have to get me and Eric Raymond together on one panel, and asked Eric to suggest a topic. His reply? "Coping with Fame 101".
(For the non-computer geeks reading this, Eric is a well-known advocate for open source software. I've known him for well over a decade online, and in person for a few years now.)Eight
costumes? You planning on wearing all of them at some point? (Not all at the same time, of course.) Some of those I don't recognize. If you spot me (I'll be wearing the TRON costume some of the time, at least), stop me and introduce yourself.
hey man, more power to ya and good luck
i had posted a link to your page on my LJ a while back, and i never knew you had an LJ
just be yourself and everything will be fine
everybody's gotta have a hobby
Good luck man! Im gonna try to record it if I remember sounds like alot of fun!
Congrats! Break a leg...
We are all pulling for you, and about being on Don and Mike again today, I told you your attitude in this had earned you BIG time respect.
Bravo my man!
Good luck on the show!
Jay that was a great interview man, well done. Very fun to watch.
Just saw the interview (commercial break right now) and I wanted to give you a congrats on a job well-done. Jimmy Kimmel was obviously trying to take things into the realm of mockery, but you completely kept your cool and didn't let him get away with it. Good work. ;)
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Nope...I'm back in Fairmont. I'd love to be there for it, especially the panel discussion tomorrow evening.