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So I haven't posted about the slash con I went to, or Pride, or our anniversary...

In his continuing efforts to turn me to the Slashy Side*, minotaurs bought me a membership to CON.TXT, a DC-area bi-annual slash con that he attends (figuring he'd be in town for it anyway, and I'm only an hour away). We started making plans before it dawned on us that it was the same weekend as both DC Pride and our anniversary, but we worked it out.

Friday I got off work a little early, came home, and we got a head start on heading up to DC. Being Pride weekend the parking was horrible, but we finally made it to The Dupont Grille, a nice hotel restaurant right off Dupont Circle that we went to the first night he got back from Iraq. The food was still good, but they raised their prices a lot; still, it was a nice way to celebrate our 5th together.

Afterwards we met up with Edward (the one we haven't seen in over a year - long story) and Kyan, and off they went clubbing. Me, I headed up to the hotel in Silver Spring and hung out with minotaurs in the Con Suite/Art Show/Dealers Room/main programming room/Con Ops/Gaming. (Yes, it was all in one room, but since it was a con of less than 200 people, it worked nicely with just 3 additional programming rooms.)

Q got in late, but had to get up early Saturday morning to go into work for some training. I slept in a bit, but managed to hit a panel about slash's impact on society, and got a feel for how they do things at a slash con (very different and very neat!). Q came back up and we all went out to dinner, with the rain keeping him from going to the Pride Parade that evening. Afterwards he met up with the gang and they all went out clubbing again, while I stayed and saw the vids presentation and hung out with lots of neat people. After they closed down the main room I was treated to a showing of Gayracula where I learned all there is to know about the healing power of spiritual buttsex. Quincy stumbled in sometime afterward.

Anywho, Sunday I got up earlier for the art show auction and got this:



It's Sam from Supernatural, but I just liked it 'cause it was a hot nekkid winged boy. (Thanks, digitalwave!) :D After that it was minotarus' panel about what happens when subtext becomes text, then a poorly-planned old-school Doctor Who panel, and then it was time to say goodbye.

From there we headed down to Pennsylvania Avenue for the Pride Festival. It was a nice day, but it was really the same rainbow crap, different year and different city. We did see some friends, but the swag was weak and we didn't have any money to buy anything neat, so we stayed long enough to do one circuit and get something to eat, and then we headed home to our lonely, hungry kitties (or so they would have had us believe).

So all in all a lovely weekend, even if I didn't find anyone who shared my fandom, nor did I get inspired by anyone else's. However, I must give a shout out to the VERY friendly and welcoming slashers, including the bright and sparkly justacat, the highly amusing barbana, and the proud new owner of an Adipose, brak666. Thanks for a great weekend, and many thanks to minotaurs for both the membership and letting me hang out with him all weekend. I've no doubt that I'll attend another slash con soon, hopefully the next one in San Diego at least, and hopefully some of the folks I met will come to Gaylaxicon this year in DC.



*Not that it was all that hard - ask me about my fandom!

Comments

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phreespirit
Jun. 20th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
the healing power of spiritual buttsex

Duh.
esprix
Jun. 20th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
I know. You'd think I'd know these things by now...
bigbearok
Jun. 20th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
pretty!
esprix
Jun. 20th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
Indeed. I have lots of other ones, that are, alas, still in storage in San Diego.
akirashima
Jun. 20th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
lovely art
wish i looked like that. longer hair though

sounds like a fun time was had.
esprix
Jun. 20th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
It's a manip, but it's EXTREMELY well done.

And yes, a fun time was had. :)
akirashima
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
I am pretty sure the guy is not a manipulation. obviously the wings are. the man is pretty and well appointed. i wish i was
esprix
Jun. 20th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Well you can double check with digitalwave, but I think we can be fairly certain that that actor has never posed nude.
akirashima
Jun. 21st, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
oh ... i was only refering really to the body

the head is ok but i can think of much better faces to have.

like this
felis_ultharus
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
It's delightful to have FF7 referenced in a thread that also references "the healing power of buttsex." That remains the only game I know of where bottoming for a muscle queen restores both your life and your mana.
akirashima
Jun. 25th, 2008 06:14 am (UTC)
You knwo the best part of that game was that scene since my best friend at the time had the nickname of bubby. he decided right then and there it was no longer something he could handle. of course i think the lot of us posing at him and asking him if he wanted in a hot tub with us kinda pushed it :)

i loved that game so much.
digitalwave
Jun. 21st, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
Nope,

Though, t'would be nice. ;)

It's most definitely a manip, I just try my darndest to be really careful when I do them with matching body type, being aware of light sources, etc. You know, all of the good stuff that will drop you right out of the reality you're trying to create if they aren't done right.
digitalwave
Jun. 20th, 2008 08:38 am (UTC)
Hey, sweetie! I'm really honored that you liked my Sam artwork so much. It still surprises me, in the very best way, for someone else to like my work.

Here are links to the other Winged Sams I've done:

Learning to Fly
Son of the Morning Star
In the Arms of an Angel

Truth be told, I think that I might have a wee little kink for Sam with wings. :)
esprix
Jun. 20th, 2008 12:32 pm (UTC)
You're the kind of artist I represent - "What, my artwork? Surely you didn't mean my artwork..." :P I think you do terrific work, and heard a lot of nice compliments and squees at CON.TXT.

Again, Supernatural isn't my fandom, but those are very nice pics. Thanks for sharing your talent with us! :)
digitalwave
Jun. 21st, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the kind words. They mean even more knowing that you're used to viewing other people's work.

Makes me feel like my stuff might not be half bad. :)
brak666
Jun. 20th, 2008 10:20 am (UTC)
It was really great meeting you. I'm seriously considering Gaylaxicon.
esprix
Jun. 20th, 2008 12:32 pm (UTC)
Please do, especially if you're local. G'con has been in DC a few times, and it's nice to have it back again.
nolly
Jun. 20th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
Dude. Flag the nekkid boy art posts NSFW, 'k?
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