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I Came, I “Conned”, I Conquered

Not many people are aware of the grandeur of effort put into the grand convention that is known as Comic Con. To the untrained eye, or the un-imaginative individual, Comic Con can appear to be a “massive nerd gathering” in which people “dress up in costumes” and parade around all day taking pictures. However, speaking as a first-time “conner” and first time cosplayer (that’s what those “costumes” are called by the way), Comic Con was actually much more than the stereotypical “massive nerd gathering”.


Me in Cosplay at ECCC 2017 with a fellow Cosplayer as Ursula the Sea Witch – Complete with Sebastian.

What I learned while attending my first ever Comic Con in Seattle, WA was that people gathered to share stories, experiences, their phenomenal artistic abilities, and support the “nerdy” beauty within one another. Whether you were Batman taking a photo with the Animaniacs, you were John Snow making GOT fans weak in the knees, you were the entire crew from Guardians of the Galaxy, or you were a Disney princess with a line of people wanting to have their photo taken with you; Comic Con was truly an awe-inspiring and beautiful experience.

My first Con was not what I had originally believed it would be. I went on Thursday and Friday to Emerald City Comic Con and discovered that you will see and meet different people on different days. While the Thursday crowds are more populated with people not in their cosplays trying to meet up with friends, or find where their Continue reading

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1,000 Pieces: One Piece at a Time

I did it. I successfully completed a 1,000 piece puzzle AND I mounted the puzzle on my wall!

This may not seem like a blog-worthy post, however it begs the question of “what have you completed recently” as many people have given up on their New Year’s Resolutions by now.

To me, this puzzle represents my decision to follow through and try new things. It represents something unique and something that I put time and effort into. I completed this puzzle over the course of a weekend because of my persistence, diligence, and a lot of free-time 😉

So, how does this apply to you? Well, if you are ever interested in purchasing, completing and hanging your own masterpiece, the following tips are what I would suggest reading to get a bit of insight as to what you should expect: Continue reading

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