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I've decided to put part two here instead of my (mostly) fic journal because I got so many comments I was constantly having to back and forth between the two journals. So I'm making this a public post. This post is going to focus on the Doctor Who and Torchwood fans, and also a little on Brittrack, the wonderful people who made this all possible at Dragon*con.

The weekend got off to a good start on Thursday with a Torchwood/Who fan meetup organized by [livejournal.com profile] dr_is_in and [livejournal.com profile] sunstar77. Considering I only knew one person at this con - and didn't spend much time with her - it was so great to get to know a few people that first evening, fans I kept seeing for the remainder of the con. Nice to have familiar faces in the crowd! :-)

bears
Bears at the Torchwood meetup: two sets of Jack and Ianto bears and one Owen bear. Awwww... :-)

pizza boxes
They ordered pizza to be delivered to "Torchwood 3"! Oh yes! :-) The proof is right here on the boxes.

group photo
A group photo from the meetup. :-)

waiting for torchwood panel
You can expect to spend lots of time waiting in long lines to get into panels with big-name guests if you're at Dragon*con. It was actually great fun waiting for the Torchwood panels - plenty of time to chat with fans.

Tommy bear
[livejournal.com profile] shiksafeminista, and her Tommy Bear. And yes, Anthony Lewis got to meet Tommy Bear. :-)

panel
The "Gay Characters in the Whoniverse" panel, from where I sat in the front on the floor. I was lucky to get into the room at all -- it was standing-room-only. I spent a lot of time in this room - the brittrack room, which was my home-away-from home at this con. The folks running brittrack were friendly, know the shows well, handled the fans well during actor Q&A's and asked the actors really good questions.

brittrack poster
Poster at the entrance to the brittrack room. Because I liked it. :-)

I went to a Doctor Who costumers' panel the final day, because I wanted to see costumes and hopefully get ideas and tips for doing my own. Here are many of the costumes I saw there:

adipose purse
Adipose purse :-)

Angel statue
Angel statue, and a most amazing costume. She has a detailed post about it up on [livejournal.com profile] crafty_tardis. If you're interested in costuming, go have a look!

Arthur Dent
Look: It's Arthur Dent from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. No, not part of the Doctor Who universe but part of brittrack and I happen to love and adore Hitchhiker's Guide. :-)

the Queen
Queen Victoria was there too. :-) She was also in the Doctor Who play I saw later that afternoon, which was one of the highlights of the convention for me. There are good pics from a different performance of the same play at Timegatecon's web site.

fourth doctor
The fourth doctor was there.

fifth doctor
So was the fifth doctor!

UNIT
Someone from UNIT was there to keep an eye on things.

Rose-Dalek-Ten
Rose and Ten with a Dalek. And a very large gun. :-)

Jack Harkness
Captain Jack was of course eager to get his hands on the very large gun. :-)

After that panel I went to see the play. And I'm really unhappy that Dragon*con gave the play the kiss-of-death 2:30pm monday timeslot and the Mighty Rassilon Art Players therefore say they won't be returning to Dragon*con. Especially as they were so fantastic.

play
One pic from the play. That's Sarah Jane Smith, Six (from Battlestar Galactica! LOL) and The Master. :-)

laligin and captainweird
And then there was time for just one more parting photo of [livejournal.com profile] laligin and [livejournal.com profile] captainweird before I needed to leave for the airport. *sniff!* But I'm hoping to see both of them at The Hub in England in the middle of October.

Date: 2008-09-04 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cluelessinchi.livejournal.com
I am glad that you had a good time. Great pics!

Date: 2008-09-05 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
Thanks! It was so much fun. I'm glad you liked the pics. (There are still more pics...I'm planning to do one more post about dragoncon. But not today...this took me a long time! :-) )

Date: 2008-09-05 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cluelessinchi.livejournal.com
I did not think that this was all the pics you planned upon posting. I know that there are many more to come. *grins*

btw,I love Tosh! (i wish I had a better icon that had the same sentiment LOL)

Date: 2008-09-05 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
That's a great icon and is so appropriate for Tosh. Take a look at [livejournal.com profile] shiksafeminista's Tosh icon (in the comments to this post). It's fabulous!

(It would be great to do a Tosh icon with those words, actually...hmmm...I'll think about it... :-) )

Date: 2008-09-05 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cluelessinchi.livejournal.com
That would be good. you have photoshop right? I used to have it but it died.

New icon!

Date: 2008-09-06 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
What do you think? :-)

Re: New icon!

Date: 2008-09-06 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cluelessinchi.livejournal.com
I like it. The text is a bit much but otherwise it is great!

Re: New icon!

Date: 2008-09-06 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
What do you think I should do with the text? Should it be a paler color? White? (And I'm TERRIBLE at adding text to pics so I doubt I'd get to it right away.)

Re: New icon!

Date: 2008-09-06 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cluelessinchi.livejournal.com
I used to think that the text should be very visible but then I started making icons and noticed others. The text is often very subtle when it is in an icon. It should fit the picture. The not only fit the colors but the mood of the icon.

Re: New icon!

Date: 2008-09-06 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
Thanks for the feedback. I'll play around with the colors when I have the chance. :-)

Re: New icon!

Date: 2008-09-06 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cluelessinchi.livejournal.com
Some of the icon makers do have tutorials to look at... IF I had photoshop I would be spending more time doing that. My neighbor had let me borrow a copy. Then it buggered out. *groans* I loved it! *grins*

Date: 2008-09-05 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] logisticslad.livejournal.com
I have con envy (sigh). I'm so glad you had a wonderful time!

Date: 2008-09-05 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
And there are still more pics to come! It really was a fun convention - I hope you can go some year. :-)

Date: 2008-09-05 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr-is-in.livejournal.com
**smushes** So glad you could make it on Thursday.....and that is shiskafeminista (Mary) with TommyBear. She ended up giving him to Anthony,.

Date: 2008-09-05 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
Thanks! I had a great time and hope to come to dragon*con again! :-)

Date: 2008-09-05 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
Hey, I just realized I never got to see your Nostrovite costume! *pout!* I saw the teeth only - you showed them to us thursday night. Will you be posting photos at some point? :-)

Date: 2008-09-05 01:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shiksafeminista.livejournal.com
Hurray for pictures! They look great.

(I was the Tosh with the Tommy Bear, by the by, and Anthony Lewis loved it) :D :D :D

Date: 2008-09-05 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
Hi! I couldn't remember your LJ name - I will edit the post. I'm so glad Anthony Lewis loved the Tommy Bear. And I love your icon!

Date: 2008-09-05 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] invisible-lift.livejournal.com
Hey! I'm in that shot of the line! (I'm the guy in the plaid shirt with the backpack.)

Date: 2008-09-05 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
Yep! I'm made you and [livejournal.com profile] resourceress turn around before I took that pic. (I was her roommate at Dragoncon) :-)

Date: 2008-09-05 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] invisible-lift.livejournal.com
And this is where I stand up and point and shout "YOU!" because, yeah, suddenly this makes sense. Heh.

Date: 2008-09-05 09:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] dmarley.livejournal.com
Hey! I'm the woman sitting on the other side of the table. I was knitting, even though it doesn't show in the picture.

Date: 2008-09-05 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
Oh, very cool! I actually brought some cross stitch with me though I didn't do much sewing while waiting for Torchwood panels. The fans were really fun to chat with! I got some sewing done while waiting for panels with fans who are far less fun that we are. :-)

Date: 2008-09-06 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ripley312.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for posting this. It's great to read everyone's reports of the con. I wish I had been there in time for the Thursday night meet-up. Torchwood pizza is priceless. Great pics. Do you mind if I friend you?

Date: 2008-09-06 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
If I go next year I'll make sure there's another meetup later in the weekend. I know I'd have been happy with another one, on saturday perhaps, or even sunday. Sure, go ahead and friend me. I'm friending you back. :-)

Date: 2008-09-07 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laligin.livejournal.com
^_^ Squee. Am uploading my photos at the moment. I think I have about 150 from the con itself, including many varied Torchwood costumes. (And you! :D)

Definitely going to see me at the Hub, by the way. ;)

Date: 2008-09-07 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm glad you saw my pics and I will look forward to seeing yours! I have about that many from the con too. :-)

The Hub is only a little over 5 weeks from now!!! (I guess I need to start figuring out ground transportation in England!) See you there! :-)

re: Dragon*con writeup, part two

Date: 2008-09-30 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lanthirel.livejournal.com

Great set of photos! If you haven't already, you might think of posting a link to this post over in [livejournal.com profile] dw_cosplay . A lot of folks from the comm were at D*C again this year, and they would love to see these pics. :) I'm glad you enjoyed the costuming panel, as we had a lot of fun doing it.

I would like to read your first D*C con report. *looks hopeful*

Re: Dragon*con writeup, part two

Date: 2008-09-30 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
Sure, I'd be happy to post over in [livejournal.com profile] dw_cosplay. I'm glad you liked my pics.

And for part one of my dragon*con report, it's over here:
http://cowgrl-fic.livejournal.com/2429.html
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