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FaerieCon 2008

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Oct. 13th, 2008 | 08:42 pm
mood: enthralledenthralled

Saturday my parents and I woke up super early and made the almost three hour trek to Philadelphia for FaerieCon! It was ... stunning. I walked through the door to the convention center hall and just stared. Never before have I seen so many enchanting people and treasures in one place. Magic even emanated from the concrete floors!

I am eternally grateful to Rebecca Dixon of Up from the Ashes for sending me tickets. She is one of my fellow Fantasy Artists of Etsy, and the first Etsyian I didn't already know that I have gotten to meet in person. She's incredibly lovely and cute - I look forward to seeing her again at faerie events in the future. I have been ogling her fairy finery for months, and it was even more amazing in person. She must be very patient to make designs that intricate. I bought a pair of her gorgeous handmade wings.

It was exciting seeing a lot of other famous fantasy artists in person for the first time. I bought an awesome Pirate Fairy figurine and two pinback buttons from Jasmine Becket-Griffith. I also mustered up the courage to introduce myself to two LiveJournal friends, Giovanna Adams (and her lovely friend, Sara) and Ash Evans. They are both very sweet, talented artists. I babble a bit when I'm nervous, so I hope I didn't come off as too much of a dork!

There were so many photographs I missed taking because I was just too entranced, but I did manage to take enough for another photo collage. Click on it to see it full size.



The border is made of pictures I took from the Faerie Fashion Show. I was a few rows back and my camera didn't like that. I had to lighten the pictures an insane amount and that sucked out all the color, but it actually made kind of a cool effect. That's my mom and I to the left, standing by the sign. Giovanna and I are in the middle, and Becky and I are to the right. The other fairies in the middle are ones my dad happened to catch while I was busy drooling over everything else.

I definitely hope to return next year, and maybe even attend one of the masquerade balls with Justin. He wasn't able to get out of work this time. Anyone know any spells to charm bosses?

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Lovely!

from: anonymous
date: Oct. 14th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
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Krisin-These images are lovely! What an incredibly cool experience! Wish I was there. Love your Aware fairy. Jen

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faebyl

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from: faebyl
date: Oct. 14th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
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I was there as an attendee as well!! oh man!, if I knew what you looked like before I would have forced myself(I'm soooo shy!) to say hi when I saw you:D!! next time:D!, I had such an amazing time!! it was worth the 10 hour drive for me:D!

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aquariann

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from: aquariann
date: Oct. 15th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
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10 hour drive?! WOW. I'm glad you had a splendid time, too. We will definitely have to meet up next time and be shy together. ;D

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katerinaart

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from: katerinaart
date: Oct. 14th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
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aww kristin the pics are wonderful!! you and your mom look so lovely!!
wonderful experience i never been to something like this and i would be nervous too but they sound like so much fun!!! so wonderful you got to meet many fellow artists and have so much fun, love what you bought too :)
enjoy everything :)

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aquariann

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from: aquariann
date: Oct. 15th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much, Katerina! I've been to the Maryland Faerie Festival and the Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm one time each, and maybe it was because FaerieCon was in an enclosed space, but it was a totally different experience than either of those. I hope you get to adventure to an event like it someday!

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from: anonymous
date: Oct. 15th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
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Sounds like you had a blast. Can't wait to see the wings you got from Becki!

-Janine
http://AthenasArmoury.etsy.com
http://AthenasArmoury.blogspot.com

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samantha_vimes

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from: samantha_vimes
date: Oct. 15th, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
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Rebecca's the one who rescued me when my camera was lost in the waves! My new pictures with her old camera are SO much better than anything I could do before.

What a cool collage!

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Dawn Obrecht

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from: jenelycam
date: Oct. 15th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
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Lucky you!!!! Love the collage!!

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Giovanna_Adams

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from: giovanna_adams
date: Oct. 15th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
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It was so nice to meet you in person. I love your picture college! And you DID NOT come off like a dork at all...you are an awesome chick! :D

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aquariann

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from: aquariann
date: Nov. 5th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
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Thank you very much!! I just added you as a friend, too. :D

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