CONvergence 2011

July 4th, 2011

Molly joined me for my 4th year at CON along with a bunch of other first timers. It was great to see all the fantastic costumes again. Then on Sunday we celebrated Molly's birthday.

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CONvergence 2010

July 18th, 2010

I only made to one day of CON this year, but had a blast anyway. Great costumes again and lots of fun at the Team Zissou's, (freshwater chapter), pool party.

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CONvergence 2009

July 6th, 2009

Danielle joined us for her first Con experience this year. We spent our time wandering, people watching, and drinking lots. This time around we stayed at the hotel and partied it up!

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CONvergence 2008 wrap-up

July 7th, 2008

Connie is the official
CONvergence mascot.

Okay - the influx of today's traffic peeking at the goober-pics from this last weekend need no introduction. But the rest of you might. A "Con" is the term attached to various conventions or gatherings where likeminded people "converge" in one area and geek out to their particular fetish. Dragoncon and Comic-con are a couple of popular examples.

I've somehow remained blissfully ignorant of all this and since high-school have more or less abandoned my nerdlike demeanor, (although that might be hard to argue). Regardless, having no other plans for Independence Day, I followed my friend, Geoff's, advice and attended CONvergence. This year was special because it was the 10 year anniversary of said Con and an extra day was added. So four days of geeking out and swilling alcohol -- sounded like a fine time to me! :)

A few friends joined me and our posse hung out for most of the time. I was dually impressed with the level of effort that went behind the various party suites and costumes. It was like a four day Halloween party with the "trick-or-treats" being colorful shots of god knows what. :) :) Here are a few highlights that I enjoyed: read more »