Sunday, April 1, 2018

Norwescon Blog 1—Supplemental

This weekend I attended Norwescon, the largest science fiction/fantasy convention in the Pacific Northwest. I’ll have a couple of things to say about authors, but first let’s have some pictures:

The background is somewhat complicated, but I hope you can see the bow in her right hand and the quiver behind her right shoulder. It was the authenticity of the arrows that caught my eye. I didn’t think at the time to ask if she was a female Green Arrow, so I don’t know.

Here are some volunteers waiting to learn the art of Norse fighting. The woman at the left came in her own chain mail, which impressed the instructor.

Harley Quinn. That’s a very large hammer.

At a glance, you can tell she’s from the mirror universe of Star Trek. (My apologies to her dark-haired friend. Her picture didn’t come out.)

This young guy has a mechanical right hand that is highly articulated—think of certain scenes from the Terminator movies. he could actually close the fingers.

Power Girl wowed everyone with her barbells. But is there something familiar about her?

Yes, I’m sure I’ve seen her before.

This is kind embarrassing. There’s this one person, Torrey Stenmark, who teaches organic chemistry and who was Ms. Marvel a couple years ago.

There’s this other person, Tereshkova, who has dressed up as Padmé Amidala and as Star Trek characters.

They’re the SAME PERSON! I’ve been so fooled by wigs.

[Permission granted to use any photo on this post, so long as it is labeled “Photo by Mark Murata”]


Crystal Collier said...

Wigs! Crazy. What a fun convention! I want to go to one of those one day, but for now, life is too much. *sigh* Cheese to you!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I agree with Crystal. It sounds like such a fun convention. Wish we had one near me.


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