Monday, June 27, 2011

Fishies going to Paris~

My, I'm really getting worse and worse at this whole updating-thing. The last couple of weeks I have had quite a lot of things to write about but never the energy to actually post anything here. I blame Tomas, he's keeping me busy all the time. :3 (Not that I actually mind.... but that's besides the point!)

Anyway, tomorrow is a pretty big day so I thought I should at least let you know that I probably won't post anything new for another week. Why? Because I'm going to Paris, that's why! Tea, Varga and My will be coming over to my place sometime today and then we all sleep here so we can easily go to Arlanda Airport tomorrow morning. I'm really looking forward to this trip~ Traveling with good friends is really wonderful and there are quite a few things we want to do and see. We also have tickets to Japan Expo for all four days so we will probably make an appearance there at some point.

If anyone else happens to be in Paris the next week, or just at Japan expo, let me know~ I'd love to be able to say Hello at the very least! :D We will be there for a whole week, going back next Monday in the evening. I promise to have a whole lot of photos to put here when I come home again.

Now I need to get back to packing~

Have a nice week, everyone!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Uppcon 11

Alright, so I'm a bit late but here are all the pictures from Uppcon~ Finally.

Honestly I forgot to bring out my camera most of the time so only about a handful of these pictures are actually mine. I was simply too distracted by hats and concerts and fashionshows and things to make a real effort to document the weekend myself.

Anyway~ Uppcon 11 was pretty fun, I must admit. Like all conventions it's a lot more fun when you have friends with you and I had Tomas as well a number of other people I know come and keep me company at my table in the Artist's Alley. There were also times when I was bored out of my mind since they kept closing off the sixth floor (the one that the Artist's Alley was on) and there was practically no one coming by my table, but I still had the other Artists to talk to so I survived.

There were some major gaps in Uppcon's planning of the Artist's Alley's location among other things but all in all it went pretty well for me. I sold hats and accessories for about 2500kr (250 Euros) and I also sold some clothing down at the Visitor's Sales table that brought in another 900kr.

Other than sitting at my table and trying to sell things I went to two concerts, Versailles and Olivia. Both were really great and it was so nice to get to see them live. Versailles, of course, I have seen once before, but Olivia was the first time.

Like I've mentioned in an earlier post I also got to walk in the Fashionshow. It took place on Sunday morning and I was stressed out like you wouldn't believe trying to get ready and go from Stockholm to Uppsala in order to get there in time for the rehearsal but in the end it went really well. It was a lot of fun, despite all the nervousness and stress and all the models looked fabulous! However, if I am to walk in a similar fashionshow at another Uppcon I really hope that they put it on another time. 10am on a Sunday isn't really the ideal. Most of the guests at the convention weren't even awake at that time!

Alright, enough of my babbling~ Here comes the pictures!

Since Versailles played on Friday I decided to wear my golden ballgown~

Here I am sweaty and tired at the end of the day. It was SO BLOODY HOT!

And here's me at my Sales table on Saturday.

These guys were nice enough to keep me company a lot during Sunday after the Fashionshow. After a lot of complaints the Artists from the Artist's Alley were finally allowed to move their tables to a more accessible floor of the convention. A lot more people came by my table down on the third floor but I must say I liked the view better from the sixth floor.

I got to babysit my friend's doll for a while. This is Solque, a character from our epic fantasy Roleplay~ He's an elven High Priest and!

Kaoru also got to stand at my table and on Sunday she even got to borrow one of my hats!

And last but not least.... Here are some pictures from the fashionshow~