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Baycon 2007

The InnKeeper once again flew 3000 miles for a sci-fi convention, Baycon. This year, however, Amphigorey also graduated from University of San Francisco State with a Bachelor's Degree in Costume Design! There really aren't that many con pics, I didn't see too many interesting costumes this year, but there are some of my new Fire Elf, plus Corpsefairy's graduation and a trip to the Winchester Mystery House for Starchy's first visit and Corpsefairy's second ... with their own personal tour guide of course!

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Jacob's cats

Jacob's cats
This is Loki
Jacob's cats
Loki is very aptly named
Jacob's cats
Loki loves the stuffed Oogie Boogie Man
Jacob's cats
More pics on Jacob's Flickr page
Jacob's cats
Munch munch munch
Jacob's cats
Kitten!
Jacob's cats
He's so cute!
Jacob's cats
Oops
Jacob's cats
Kitty TV
Jacob's cats
Loki investigates the washer
Jacob's cats
Fascinating!
Jacob's cats
Loki could sit and watch this all day
Jacob's cats
Oo, oo, grab it!
Jacob's cats
Hey, it's right there!
Jacob's cats
still watching
Jacob's cats
'Round and 'round it goes
Jacob's cats
Damn, almost had it!
Jacob's cats
Loki & Victoria
Jacob's cats
In a rare moment of peace
Jacob's cats
Sleeping kitties!

Photo Scavanger Hunt - Items were all on a scavenger hunt list that we were supposed to find and take pictures of and turn in at the end of the weekend. I got bored after a couple days and stopped taking hunt pictures.

Baycon Pics
7-foot mirror
Baycon Pics
Jedi
Baycon Pics
fangs (bonus for uneven number)
Baycon Pics
animals in the hotel
Baycon Pics
bonus for live animal in the hotel
Baycon Pics
better shot of animal in the hotel
Baycon Pics
kilt (bonus for non-standard)
Baycon Pics
TV (bonus for on its side)
Baycon Pics
badge (bonus for past member, bonus for >10, bonus for before Sunday)
Baycon Pics
swords
Baycon Pics
computer
Baycon Pics
attempted boffer picture
Baycon Pics
hotel logo
Baycon Pics
non-human ears
Baycon 2007
Klingon
Baycon 2007
dice
Baycon 2007
balloons
Baycon 2007
mask
Baycon 2007
dyed hair (bonus for non-natural color)
Baycon 2007
castle walls

Jacob's other cat

Jacob's cats
Elizabeth
Jacob's cats
AKA "Fluffy"
Jacob's cats
One of the sweetest cats I've ever met
Jacob's cats
Very lovable
Jacob's cats
Very shy, but oh so adorable
Jacob's cats
Awww
 

Amphigorey's Graduation

Amphigorey's Graduation
Amphigorey reading
Amphigorey's Graduation
Amphigorey with Mouse Ears
Amphigorey's Graduation
I snuck up front for pics
Amphigorey's Graduation
Amphigorey & Becca
Amphigorey's Graduation
chatting during the ceremony
Amphigorey's Graduation
It was a long ceremony
Amphigorey's Graduation
Over 8,000 graduates
Amphigorey's Graduation
Graduates
Amphigorey's Graduation
 
Amphigorey's Graduation
 
Amphigorey's Graduation
Applause
Amphigorey's Graduation
Announcing the Graduation
Amphigorey's Graduation
Switching the tassle
Amphigorey's Graduation
Amphigorey officially graduates!
Amphigorey's Graduation
Yay!
Amphigorey's Graduation
Hi Amphigorey!
Amphigorey's Graduation
Reading while awaiting her turn to walk
Amphigorey's Graduation
Will it ever be her turn?
Amphigorey's Graduation
Ah ha!
Amphigorey's Graduation
Finally, Amphigorey's turn to walk!
Amphigorey's Graduation
Woo hoo!
Amphigorey's Graduation
 
Amphigorey's Graduation
 
Amphigorey's Graduation
She's in there somewhere
Amphigorey's Graduation
There she goes!
Amphigorey's Graduation
And ...
Amphigorey's Graduation
she walks back
Amphigorey's Graduation
Yay!
Amphigorey's Graduation
Amphigorey hugs her sister
Amphigorey's Graduation
Greeting the family
Amphigorey's Graduation
 
Amphigorey's Graduation
Posing with sis
Amphigorey's Graduation
How cute!
Amphigorey's Graduation
It was cold!
 

Ghastly, Starchy's hairless cat

Ghastly
Ghastly is also aptly named
Ghastly
This cat was not happy having pictures taken
Ghastly
But I took some anyway
Ghastly
 
Ghastly
 
Ghastly
 
 

Masquerade

Masquerade
A pink Darth Vaderette
Masquerade
Alliance officer from Firefly
Masquerade
EL wire jellyfish
Masquerade
I forget
Masquerade
The "new" Thundercats
Masquerade
The "new" Thundercats
Masquerade
Lots of Leias
Masquerade
doing a kickline
   
 

Video of the Leia group
 
 

Star Wars Fan enactment
 
 

Star Wars Fan enactment
 
 

Star Wars Fan enactment
 
 

Star Wars Fan enactment
 
 

Star Wars Fan enactment
 
 

Star Wars Fan enactment
 
Masquerade
Something about a governess with a blade so thin ...
Masquerade
you only see the edges glow
Masquerade
Balloon Pirates
Masquerade
chasing each other
Masquerade
Yes, those are balloon pirate ships
Masquerade
*shrug* I don't know
Masquerade
I popped into the pro photo shoot and they were posing
 

Sunday at Baycon

Fire Elf
Doing the makeup for Fire Elf
Fire Elf
Fire Elf's makeup
Fire Elf
Not bad for a first time
Fire Elf
Here you can actually see the earrings
Fire Elf
Double mirror shot
Baycon 2007
The Madman Across The Water ges into his new armor
Baycon 2007
Pretty cool armor
Baycon 2007
Don't forget the sword!
Baycon 2007
Posing with the sword
Baycon 2007
Posing with the cloak
Fire Elf
Joreth, the Fire Elf makes her first appearance
Fire Elf
Beware all ye who cross her!
Baycon 2007
You think this poster is a joke ... but it's not!
Baycon 2007
A better shot of the EL jellyfish from Masquerade
Baycon 2007
I learned to soldier EL Wire in this workshop
Baycon 2007
Closeup of my first soldier attempt
Baycon 2007
Another closeup
Baycon 2007
Not bad for my first time
Baycon 2007
Hey, it works!
Baycon 2007
Assistance for the Body Casting workshop
Baycon 2007
The model needed help getting peeled from the mold
More Fire Elf pictures
More Fire Elf pictures
More Fire Elf pictures
More Fire Elf pictures
More Fire Elf pictures
More Fire Elf pictures
More Fire Elf pictures
I need to do more with the backside

Tuesday, last day in CA

Winchester
Beware, swarming bees at the Winchester Mystery House!
Winchester
I liked the bird
Winchester
He was cute
Winchester
Starchy & Amphigorey sitting on a bench
Winchester
with the sun in their eyes
Winchester
Still sitting on the bench
Winchester
Indian Chief
Winchester
stalking the deer
Winchester
Starchy broke the chain!
Amphigorey & Mina
Amphigorey & Mina
Amphigorey & Mina
Not a very good picture of Amphigorey & Mina
Amphigorey & Mina
Another not-very good picture of Amphigorey & Mina
 

So let me tell you a little about the "Escher" hotel. Baycon moved from the Doubletree in San Jose, where it's been for more than 20 years, to a smaller hotel in San Mateo, due to the Doubletree wanting a better-paying client that weekend. Fortunately, Baycon won't be at this hotel next year, but it was quite the experience! The San Mateo Marriott has an unusual layout. Let's say you're on the first floor and you want to attend some panels. You take the stairs just past the check-in desk to the second floor. You go down the hallway and make a left, where you will see the Information Desk on your left. Then you make another left and go down the hall. Then you take 4 steps, go down the hall and make another left. Now you are on the third floor. Continue down the hall, make another left, go down that hall and make another left, and you will find the Con Suite on the third floor. Go past that and make a right, take the elevator back down to the second floor, and you will find yourself on the "hidden" second floor with half of the panels, but not the same second floor you saw when you took the stairs.

Seriously, I'm not kidding. This is actually the correct path with no exaggerations. While at Baycon, I heard "Hotel Escher", "Hotel Labrynth" and "Hotel Tartis". "The Escher Hotel" and varients ended up being the unanimous favorite nickname for the San Mateo Marriott. Now you understand the poster above.

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