I attended OpusFest
this weekend and learned a new term, fluffing up (or down). More on that later. I was told that OpusFest is heavy on the fantasy costuming, about half Star Wars, the other Celtic/Pirate as we see here:
With exotic belly dancing thrown in:
Including alien costumes representing the Tantooie cantina:
And Klingon culture:
I had a wonderful conversation with this woman discussing astrophysics and cantilevered bridge design:
I think some of the guys at OpusFest might have been in costume but I didn't notice any.
I talked on several panels about writing and had the priviledge of meeting these two new authors of sci-fi fantasy: Gaddy Bergmann
and James Strickland
. Check 'em out.
What's sci-fi horror without some Mexican queso
? Dig it.CONTEST ALERT!
Jeanne Stein and I are organizing a fantabulous writing contest of epic proportions! Think Moses parting the Red Sea. Superman arriving on Earth. PeeWee Herman looking for his stolen bicycle. Get your fingers and keyboards ready. We'll be offering prizes so coveted that we're forced to keep them under wraps for now. Here's a sneak peak: