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Geekmom and Pink do RI Comic-Con 2017

Pink turned 14 in September.  14!!  When did I become a parent to a 14 year old!!  Crap, I am getting old!

She wanted to do Comic-Con in November with her friends and we decided that tickets to Comic-Con would make a great present.  She wanted to get into cosplay and decided to do Lapis from Steven Universe.


She searched the internet and found all the items she needed.  Amazon Prime FTW.

So, yesterday we headed out to Comic-Con.  We met up with 4 of her friends and two other moms and proceeded to wait in line outside.


My view for most of the Con

Luckily, her wings folded back so I was able to help her get through the crowds a little easier.  I also got to hold the wings when things got tight or when she wanted to explore a vendor.


Just here to hold her wings, folks

While we were at the Con, we also took some time to do some advertising for DDO.

This was my first Comic-Con type thing.  Pink had a complete blast.  She was the only Lapis there and got tons of photo requests.  Honestly, I prefer Pax or Gaming Conventions.  I am not into meet and greets.  There were a few panels I was interested in, but the teenagers were not.  And I was there to make sure Pink was safe.  All the other teens ran off, but I was happy that she stayed with me the whole time.  Although, it could have been that I had the wallet and held her wings……


I did get to have my picture taken with the TARDIS!!!!



She did not want to paint her whole body.  The blue bandana was there to cover her scar from two years ago.  She did end up relaxing and taking it off.  The skirt came up high enough to cover.  Very few 14 year old girls want to show a vertical scar when they are trying to feel special.

And feel special she did.  She got quite a few pictures taken with other people.  Her favorite was a little girl who thought that Pink was Sadness from Inside/Out.  Pink just made her happy and said nothing.

Ultimately, it was a great present and a great intro to Cosplay.  I was happy that her first experience went so well.  Even her friends who had cosplayed here before were surprised.

Me, however, I cannot wait until PaxEast in April.  Is anyone going??????


Gamer Child turned 12!

My little girl is no longer quite a little girl.  She turned 12 last week.  I tried to tell her that she did not have my permission, but she argued that she really did not need it……le sigh.

She did manage to clean her room in time to earn a birthday party.  She had been told that she could not have a party until her room no longer resembled a trog’s den.  Also, since the remaining guinea pig’s cage is in there, it was an appropriate statement.

It is funny to realize how much more of a geek that she is than her friends.  They are into Minecraft and Xbox so consider themselves gamers.  Silly little childrens…….

She got the usual preteen girly items from friends like nail polish and charm jewelry.  Then the family gifts started…..

She got Star Wars items from her aunt, uncle and cousins.  There were more Star Wars gift bags including one that we wrestled over.  She won.  I refused to cheat but am instead waiting for her to forget about it.  Then I will steal it with stealth.  It will make a great project bag for knitting.

Perfect size for a project bag.  It will be mine.....

Perfect size for a project bag. It will be mine…..

There was a Darth Vader, a Boba Fett, Star Wars mini Snack cup and a Bop-it RD-D2.  The R2-D2 Bop-it game was immediately played by Gamer Child and I that night, much to Geekdad’s dismay.


Then her gift from Pops, her grandfather, was the Dungeons and Dragons Starter Kit.  She was beyond excited.  She wanted to play right away, but we had to convince her that starting a campaign before cupcakes was not the way to go.


Then our final gift.  I handed her the card telling her that we had made her DDO account into a VIP account.  She screamed and ran around the whole yard waving the card in the air like Charlie waving his Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  And for her, this was her GOLDEN TICKET!


She went to bed a very sugared up but happy gamer child,