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Dragon*Con 2010: Highlights from the convention

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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

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HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

Actually the woman in the first photo in the LBD looks a lot like someone that I know. A singer here on the Pub Circuit. So who's she meant to be? Col

santeewelding
santeewelding

About the Pub Circuit?

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

Easy don't pub's have computers too? They still have to be repaired and I was in one pub when I met this person. :p When I had the time I used to go and drive a sound board for them just like I used to back in school for a little unknown group who became really big. :0 I haven't seen her for a couple of years now but I still ring her and talk to her as well as her Husband. :D Col

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

Oh GOD I feel so ill. I'm now going to go and do some work to loose that idea from my mind before it destroys me. :-& :-& :-& :-& :-& :-& She may look good through the scope of a High Powered Rifle loaded with my special Bullets for the Hunt and Mount a Polly a day Sport but even then I would hate to expose any half way decent scope to that image. Just so wrong. Col

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

To cause massive pain to the contestants. The last time I had anything to do with the fashion industry I asked what all the fuss was about as it was only bits of rag involved. For some strange reason the people involved didn't like that at all. :^0 Col

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

You need lots of Expensive, High Intervention Long Term Therapy for saying that even if you don't mean it. It's much worse if you actually believe it and I doubt that a cure is even possible. Stop inhaling all that Smoke from those welding Rods it's adversely impacting on your [b]Mental Health.[/b] :0 God I now need lots of something to make me forget that thought. :-& :-& :-& :-& :-& :-& :-& That is just so wrong on so many levels. [i]walks away shaking his head.[/i] Col

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

Perhaps we'll gets to see these devices when you enter the Perth Fashion Bloggers Festival. I can not wait to see you modeling the male version of these devices. Ideally showing just how well that they work. :D Col

bergenfx
bergenfx

Australian history lesson, Col. I never got that angle before. Great story -- great beginnings. (Reminds me of the story of a white settler who said to Chief Niwot that they thought they would like to settle in what would be the future Boulder, Colorado. To which, Chief Niwot replied, "Why?") And you gave me far too much credit for seeing into Australia's current political situation, although it seems to be a trend well recognized in Europe right now. Transitioning right: Sarkozy and Merkel. Penn's daughter a force in France? UK's version of copiloting. Etc. But my reference to the legislative body was solely nominal, as I would understand you to have the Houses of Parliament rather than our names. Wish I could take credit for a more educated twist. Next time I will.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

By their maker that all of Santee's Chasity Devices where as secure as M$ Windows. They all have a Quick Release Option for when Hubby/Daddy isn't around and all look secure when he is. :0 Col

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

That I can not say anything about the Security Grills that Santee made for these places? I understand that if Santee can not escape they are bought by all of these places around the US who are on a Franchise Arraignment. :p Col

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

Have a Federal Government in AU. But we where not stupid we found a bit of land that no one wanted not even the First Inhabitants who tried to give the land away but no one took as the Aboriginals couldn't pay the new whites enough money to take it off their hands initially and we built an Artificial City there safely away from everything. The Tribe who used to own the land has been in a ongoing party after off loading the land onto the unsuspecting fools ever since. They claim that now that they do not have to travel the world attempting to give away the place they can now afford to party on. Not much of a problem once the Dutch found the island but it was very hard before they arrived and very expensive for this tribe who was constantly bankrupt in their attempts to get rid of the place. ;) That way they think that they are important and we just ignore them totally. Currently just to confuse them no end no single party got a majority at the last erection so we are letting them play with each other while we ignore them completely and wait for the fun to start. That way we get to laugh at their pathetic attempts to sound Impotent. I believe that someone suggested breeding the leader of the Libs with the leader of the Labor Parties to see what Abomination against Nature came about but that idea was howled down as unworkable as both of them would prefer to kill themselves rather than attempt to breed with the other. That is if it's even possible to get them to look interested in breeding. I understand that others in the world are looking on with interest while we in Au have a complete disinterest in their goings on but we got the idea when someone said something about the Italian Government who hasn't had a majority in over 50 years so we though about trying it here to see what happens without a government. :D Col

bergenfx
bergenfx

a House of Representatives in Australia? And with a ChairMadam and all that?

santeewelding
santeewelding

I can see HAL now: "Best squelch this right now before any suspect I service a vvhorehouse."

HAL 9000
HAL 9000 moderator

What you mean the Pubs or the Knocking Shops? Don't do too many of the first but if this is any help they all have Pokies in them and I know nothing about the second other than what I've seen on TV or been told by Santee. OK most of what I do know about Knocking Shops was told to me by Santee in very Vivid Detail. :p Col 0:-)

MrAnderson1st
MrAnderson1st

Cool pics. You guys should get fancybox or something into they site. would make viewing the images much less jaring =)

mwalkeden
mwalkeden

Big fat Captain America - now that's the America I know!

JCitizen
JCitizen

Hot babes! Sorry...maybe the ladies will enjoy the male entries there! :)

-Shane-
-Shane-

I sure do enjoy these costume contest things. Lots of cool costumes and gutsy people. Looks like it was a lot of fun.

Barc777
Barc777

It surely would help to know who the stars are, and what characters the costumes are portraying. I used to know most of 'em, but now there are just sooo many.

shadowagent
shadowagent

If you haven't been to a DragonCon event it is definitely worth it. I went for several years to work an actor friend's table and the costumes in person are amazing (and yeah some were more along the lines of "what were they thinking?"). All in all it is always an awesome time and I wish I could have gone this year as just a "fan" and not working. :-)

rkendsley
rkendsley

Okay, Comic... now Dragon Con... I'm about con'd out. When is TR coming out with the burning man swimsuit issue?