Home From CONJuration: What a Blast!
I had such a blast at CONJuration this weekend! Never heard of it? Well, read on. You won't want to miss it next year!
Harry Potter Theme
I've read these books many times (although I met my knowledge match in
several of the attendees), so it was so much fun seeing how people interpreted the stories into costumes and panels.
On Sunday, I participated on a “Harry Potter - What If?” panel where we explored questions such as:
- What if Harry had been sorted into Slytherin?
- What if Petunia had been a witch?
- What if Neville was the chosen one instead? (A part of me says he was since he destroyed the last horcrux.)
|The Fix-It Fairy|
I, also, sat on "What Would It Be Like to be a Wizarding Mom?" where we explored the pitfalls, joys, and gaps in knowledge about raising wizarding children. My friend, author Lydia Sherrer, suggested this panel, and I knew I had to be on it.
|Just hanging out with Stryder and Legolas|
The other improv panel, “To Tell the Truth,” required panelists tell a story from a prompt on a slip of paper drawn from an envelope. For example, one of mine was: Tell a story about when you were in a boat that sank. We told the story, and the audience guessed if it was true or false. If you fooled the audience, you got a point. I came in second on this one, too. The winner? The same person who won the Dragons, Wizards, and Pens competition, Sarah! She was dressed as the Light Fury Dragon (see above) that day, and her game play had lots of energy!
- Blending History and Fantasy
- Actually I Like Editing
- Learning to Love Our Villains
|3 Plague Doctors|
(one is my granddaughter)
|Me as a Hogwarts Professor with|
Hedwig and Sirius Black
(they're the Malfoys in the photo above)