Monday, May 9, 2016
My wife and I are back from spending the weekend at Marcon, one of the Midwest's premier SF/Fantasy/Fandom conventions. We enjoyed it, in spite of my persistent cough which rendered my voice hoarse, a real problem when trying to speak at panels! Guests included Sandra Garrity, who some of you will know as a first-rate figure sculptor. She demonstrated techniques in sculpting and painting which will be highly useful to me.
The Masquerade took place on Saturday evening, when we came across these stalwart defenders of Queen and Empire...
Portraying Her Majesty's Colonial Marines, the Fiberdyne cosplay group put on a fine display of martial might. Those dashed alien chappies quake in their boots - or equivalent - when the Marines hove into view! For those of you with Facebook, their page may be found here.
It gives rather a good sense of what these fellows would look like in Victorian SF/Steampunk model form. Another project to contemplate, perhaps.