The Geeky Jetsetter: From Los Angeles to Asheville.

The last days of this winter were filled with wanderlust, and I found myself in many an airport terminal or behind the wheel. Each experience was definitely worth it!

Gally One

February saw me flying out to the West Coast for the fabulous Gallifrey One. While Alex Kingston had to cancel at the last moment due to work commitments, I was glad to band together with my River Song sisters and celebrate the woman that brought us there in the first place.

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I also loved running around in my Charley Pollard cosplay with a friend who was a fantastic Eighth Doctor. BIG FINISH FOREVER!

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The level of cosplay at the this con still blows my mind. I think it’s some of the best Whovian cosplay in the country, so I’m always honored when I’m asked for a photo.

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I love talking with other cosplayers and asking them how they constructed their cosplays or props. I love seeing people’s inventiveness at work.

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My new favorite cosplay? Clara from “Mummy on the Orient Express.” It’s all about that dress!

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After the con, the husband and I headed off for some family time, visiting the Queen Mary and various beaches. California is beautiful, and I can’t wait to explore it more. Last year we hit up Hollywood. Next year? Who knows!

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Con Nooga

This year at Con Nooga, I was busy co-running the British Media Track with the founders of the Tennessee Who Authority, which left little time for pictures. I was, however, being followed around for a short documentary, so check me out in action on this wonderful piece for Greater Chattanooga. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like going to a convention, this gets #conlife right.

ConGT

Four in the TARDIS asked if I’d like to attend ConGT with them in March, and I happily accepted. Smaller cons tend to be my favorite all-around just because you have more time to hang out with your friends, meet other cosplayers, and enjoy the con. ConGT boasted great programming and had family-friendly vibe for a first year con. Definately look into it if you’re in the Middle Tennessee area!

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Dressing Downton

It’s always nice to get away from the con scene and go on an adventure. True to cosplayer form, it did involve costumes. The husband and I accompanied two friends to see the Dressing Downton exhibit at the Biltmore Estate. It had been years since I’d toured the house, but it was the perfect locale for the meticulously detailed and crafted costumes. The weather was clear and crisp. Afterwards, we enjoyed hanging out in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, which is one of my favorite cities anywhere. [Breakfast at Early Girl Eatery is the way to go.]

Since seeing the costumes in person and binge watching the first two seasons, I’m sure a Downton Abbey cosplay is in my future.

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