Spring, MO The DragonCon 2006 Thread

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by Dagobah_Diva, Feb 15, 2006.

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  1. twilek69 Jedi Master

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    Hancocks is having a sale March 12 through April 1st.
    30% off prom-i-nence collection. These fabrics include, interlocks, chiffon georgette, stretch satin, hammered satin & embroideries. I don't know what some of those fabrics are, but figured most would be good for Can Can outfit. Also the illusion & sparkle illusion is on sale for $1.99 yard. It looks all shiny and two different colors in the pictures. Nylon net for $0.99 a yard. Feather boas are 20% off and 20% the chic boutique which looks like fancy assorted embellishments. There is also a 50% dress trims by the yard, including laces (can we use these for ruffles?) And butterick patterns on March 25th only $1.00. Simplicity patterns $1.99 each from March 17th to 19th. McCall's patterns on April 1st only $1.00 and 10% off your total purchase coupon on April 1st only including sales items. Yay for Hancocks! We should pick a date and all us girls doing Can Can's go together.
  2. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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    That totally depends on what kind of ruffles you want. There's lots more about this on the Windmill site, but in a nut shell you should think about what you want to ruffles to look like, if you want to be picky about it.

    For the movie skirts, the ruffles are probably 4 - 6 inches wide, and are very stiff - probably made from taffeta or some other fabric with a lot of body. Laces (and "All Over Lace" that I think is recommended by the pattern) will be very 'soft' and will have a tendance to face down, no matter what direction the skirt is going. So if you pick up the skirt, the laces will flop down. In addition, you will need a LOT of yardage to go around the skirts multiple times, so it may not be cost effective to use that kind of lace. Fabric lace you can cut into strips, so you get a lot more bang for your buck. But then again you could not do the ruffles as full or not make a full skirt, or you could mix the lace with other fabrics.

    So to sum up - Yes, if you want. [face_clown]

    Also since my group is driving down, I may as well bring out the Merriweather outfit for one last hurrah.

    ~H~

  3. jedi_runya Manager Emeritus

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    Here is an updated list of celebs coming:

    As of February 23rd there are 37 guests & Bands confirmed for 2006, including:

    Authors:

    Stephen Antczak
    Esther Friesner-Stutzman
    Sherrilyn Kenyon
    Marianne LaCroix
    Rosemary Laurey
    John D. Ringo
    John C. Snider



    Film & Television:

    Charles Band
    Roger Bumpass
    James Callis
    Yvonne Craig
    Denise Crosby
    Don S. Davis
    Rainbow Sun Franks
    Mira Furlan
    Stephen Furst
    Erin Gray
    Christopher Judge
    Stephen & Suzie Lackey
    Traci Lords
    Erin Moran
    Jim O?Rear
    David Prowse
    Eugene Roddenberry
    Kevin Sorbo
    Anson Williams



    Comics, Art, & Illustration:

    Timothy Bradstreet
    Peter David
    Phil Foglio
    Eva Hopkins
    Joseph Michael
    Linsner
    Ted Naifeh
    George Perez
    Eric Powell
    William 'Bill' Stout
    Marv Wolfman



    Music, Theatrics, & Performance Art:

    Cruxshadows
  4. twilek69 Jedi Master

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  5. jedi_runya Manager Emeritus

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    I am too. There are some very cool Stargate actors to be there, plus Kevin Sorbo!! Yay!
  6. Dagobah_Diva Force Ghost

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    Kevin Sorbo.....................yum.
  7. jedi_runya Manager Emeritus

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    I so agree. =P~ We will have to get his autograph and chase him down for a...picture. :D
  8. twilek69 Jedi Master

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    Absolutely! I love me some Hercules or Capt. Dylan Hunt.

    Do you think it would be okay if I asked Christopher Judge if I could feel his arms? Watched Stargate last night and his arms and huge and sexy in a sleeveless shirt. LOL!
  9. jedi_runya Manager Emeritus

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    We can always try! You never know. :D
  10. FettFan79 Jedi Knight

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    Hey there--I'll be chasing ol' Herc down too, especially if he decides to don those leather pants...=P~
  11. Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus

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    Ahh, the costumes have been moving this week :D Man, have I missed sewing and creating. Getting pumped for CanCan girl workshop too, collecting all sorts of odds and ends for mine.
  12. jedi_runya Manager Emeritus

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    Cool Dajuan! I still need to figure out what motif I am going to do, although I know the style of dress. I watched MR again last night, but only figured how I want the flounces to look...(and drooled over Christian of course!) :p
  13. Notclown-Joker Jedi Knight

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    I have decided to throw my hat in! I want to meet Baltar. I need a idea of prices for what not and exact dates cause I kinda skimmed the thread and didn't see anything, but I am kinda dumb sometimes. I am dedicated to being Chief Tyrol. Hair cut and Dye will be inclued. I need to start saving now so please give me any info you can.
  14. Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus

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    Linkage! It's the first weekend in September, starts on Thursday and ends on Sunday IIRC. That site address will tell you a lot more than I can. Tickets are only like 50-60.
  15. jedi_runya Manager Emeritus

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    Cool! More the merrier! We have a good sized group planning on going. Yay :D
  16. Notclown-Joker Jedi Knight

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    I noticed a couple of new celebs Adam Baldwin & Summer Glau from Firefly and Andy Halett from Angel. Gotta go to work
  17. Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus

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    Jayne and River?? SCORE!! Now I gotta get that Jayne hat for the con!
  18. yodaismygod Jedi Master

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    Great, now I have to go.
  19. Dagobah_Diva Force Ghost

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    Actually, I think it's Friday through Monday. I'm leaving Thursday though.:)
  20. Notclown-Joker Jedi Knight

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    I got a second(or third) job to help pay my way for Dragon Con. I wanna go! plus they will probably add more guest as the date gets closer.
  21. jedi_runya Manager Emeritus

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    This is of some interest to a few of us, but there is a (strongly supported) rumor going around that Jason, Grant, Steve, & Brian from the Ghost Hunters will be at Dragon Con! :D

    Correction: They are confirmed on the Dragon Con site, along with several new names including Adam Baldwin from FireFly and Rachel Luttrell from SG-A. :D

    The list is updated...
  22. twilek69 Jedi Master

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    How Cool! I will have to get autographs for Kristin and Kristin now. LOL! :D
  23. Dagobah_Diva Force Ghost

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    That just made the expenses of this trip all worth it.[face_dancing] I'll have to ask Steve about all his Star Wars tattoos. Good way to get him to take his shirt off maybe. LOL
  24. Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus

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    From the way you guys talk about their boards, I'm afraid they will be swamped with fangirls, ewwww. Still it's a cool show so I might have to go see them too :)
  25. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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    Jumps up and down with glee

    :D :D :D
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