Dragon*Con 2014 – Part 1: The Costumes

Well, of course the my FIRST post about Dragon*Con (don’t worry, there will be a couple more, I promise!) has to be about the Costumes. It’s well known that of ALL the conventions during the summer, that Dragon*Con in particular is perhaps the most well known among Cosplayers. It’s one of the main attractions of the convention, and the layout of Dragon*Con with it being spread between several inter-connected hotels and hotel lobbbies is the perfect environment to see and be seen. The below gallery of 66 images was taken by myself over the course of just two and a half days of convention. I arrived early Friday afternoon and left Sunday evening. In between, I stopped whoever looked particularly good and space (and traffic!) permitted. Always ask politely to take a picture and ALWAYS move the subject out of the main flow of traffic. If you can do these two things, you’ll score a nice treasure trove of photos of some really talented CosPlayers.

Enjoy the slideshow! Click the first image, then just use your arrow or click left or right to view the photos:

Welcome to SXSW!

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For the second year in a row, I’m back in Austin attending SXSW. Below are some thoughts. I attended some cool stuff, saw some cool things, met cool people, had a lot of cool encounters and even cooler conversations.

First day in Austin. Landed this morning, straight to the Palmer Center to work on the Mario Kart experience we’ve been putting together since late last year. It’s nice to see all the hard work and big ideas come to life. It’s the most rewarding part of the job, by far. Make sure you check out the accompanying website that my team in Dallas put together. I’m really proud of the work they did.

 

January 16, 2010

From Abby's science kit, appropriately titled, "My First Science Kit".


Last night, after dinner, we "did science". My daughter got a science kit from Santa Claus, and the first series of experiments are all about color theory. We created all those various colors by pipetting three primary colors from test tubes. Then we added Polyacrylamide crystals to the colored water and "grew" colored crystals. She loved it, almost as much as I did.

October 13, 2010

South Carolina Cotton Field


Yep, they still grow cotton in the south. Fields of it. On the way back from a field trip with my daughter, I pulled over and we both walked a little ways into the field. I let her pick some cotton. It astonished her that cotton balls actually grew on a plant and you could pick them. This led to a lively discussion about things that were made of cotton that lasted all the way home.