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Leftover Updates (1/2 off sale!) [Feb. 9th, 2004|09:54 am]
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FC 2004

I never did get around to writing a con summary. Many others did a fine job so I won't rehash my experiences in detail. I do want to say that I saw some of the best costumes this year! Fan costumes are getting scarily good. (I also had a chance to actually sit and chat with Scribble, a fursuiter I really admire, rather than the normal in-passing con talk; wonderful fellow.)

Iron Artist IV

I do want to say that I had a blast at this year's IA competition. Thanks to everyone for watching, participating, and helping. I'm not sure this show was our strongest (I would pick last year's tattoos as the best); audience impressions were mixed, depending on people I've talked to.

I thought bringing up an artist from the audience to judge worked. And great efforts by the artists with an admittedly difficult media. (We have to challenge them!) Some close results (and no ties this year, thank goodness). I wish I'd kept the scoring sheets since I don't actually remember the point totals! I'll have to ask Loran or someone for an FCTV tape replay sometime. It'd be good to keep a record of that.

I definitely look forward to IA next year. the_gneech showed some great creativity and was the first to ever beat Vince (cody_frost) on stage. Marci and Amara (electricgecko) are interesting to watch at work, I think, so they make good Iron Artists from an audience's point of view. A tough panel for the challengers to beat!

And, yes, we've already chosen the next secret media... It's not as exotic and unfamiliar as balloons but it does have its own unique complications. Heh heh. :>

Weekend Car Rallye

On a totally different subject, this past weekend Chez Lunatiques went out on another puzzle rallye. It was a good one with a Lord of the Rings theme. Fun driving about darkened parts of Mountain View and Palo Alto arguing about semantics in the directions.

We ended up placing second in the Senior division. We actually tied the group winner on points in the rallye but lost the tiebreaker question ("What is the copyright date on 'The Two Towers' book?"). So close!


Happy (approximate) birthday to 3catsjackson and chairoraccoon!
[edit] And also to crocodile since I just found out it's his as well! (Jeez, so confusing... I have enough trouble keeping track of my own birthday...)

[User Picture]From: the_gneech
2004-02-09 08:43 pm (UTC)

Well thanks! :)

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[User Picture]From: wolfstoy
2004-02-09 08:47 pm (UTC)
IA was lots of fun this past year. The only complaint I had was related to the technical side, such as having everyone standing in front of the screen when then projector finally started working, so nobody could see the art on the ground. Still, IA is probably one of my favorite things to catch.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-02-10 01:18 am (UTC)


Glad to hear you liked it! The camera thing was not something I, or any of the IA crew, had any control over. So we just tried to roll with it. We will try to improve on that next year, though.
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2004-02-09 09:16 pm (UTC)
Ooo hey, I wrote the point totals in my notes!

Marci McAdam: 49
Immortal Pain: 44

Vince Suzukawa: 38
The Gneech: 50

Amara Telgemeier: 50
Wolfgang: 44

I also wrote one of the post-game comments:
SIEGFRIED: "Would you like to say a few words following your stunning defeat?"
VINCE: "I'm stunned."
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-02-10 01:16 am (UTC)

Match score, final

Thanks, KT! Once again, your diaries (or notes for them) prove invaluable. :)
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