There's a new voice in Cold Steel Quad.....and
it's a PERKY voice! This is to introduce Cmdr. Doqtaj, founder
and Mistress of House jaqvI', and Cold Terror Fleet's newest Cold Steel
Quadrant Commander. Taj brings a fresh and unique style to
My First Dragon*Con
Well it was my first Dragon*Con, wow talk about insanity running
Thursday night K'pach and I discovered the hotel bar, and I made
friends with an un-opened bottle of Mango Rum yummy, this was pre-con
and so we were both in Human garb, there were a few insane folks garbed
in the easy to do stuff.
Friday morning brite and waaay too early for poor K'pach (perky morning
mischief) I was in gear and after food we were off to...the hotel BAR!
after a few rounds we went to make contact with the local KAG group at
their table, I had promised Kerla that I would make at least one KAG
meeting while I was there (there were three planned). After getting the
needed information, I was off to....the Hotel BAR! Many hours
snuck past while I took pictures of nice asses...uh I mean costumes,
and then the unthinkable happened! the bar ran out of Mango
Rum.....damn time to switch to Raspberry Stoli, went to the KAG meeting
on the 10th floor at 10pm, got bored with the ships politics, grabbed
the rest of the Demons and was off to...the hotel BAR! where I spent
the rest of the night till they kicked us out.
Saturday see above for how morning started way to early..blah blah
blah...then it was off to...the Parade (fooled ya! thought I was gonna
say bar, but I didnt) I was not in the parade but was taking pictures
from a nice cool balcony, did manage a KAI KAG!!! that everyone heard.
Parade over, time to check out the various and sundry dealers, then its
off to....you guessed it the hotel BAR!
(you know you have been in the bar quite a bit when after two days the
server comes up and says "your usual?" and then asks "would you like to
run a tab as usual") we commandeered the best table and between K'pach,
myself and some of the locals, we managed to hold the table, I attended
the KAG room party (yes I left the BAR) until past close down time,
then finally went to get sleep.
Sunday see above for poor K'pachs morning routine, then it was off
to...did you know that the BARs don't open till 11:00am on Sunday? I
didn't know what to do, there I was in garb, no dealers room open, no
bar open, nothing to do...so I made plans to attend and help out with
the Miss Klingon Pageant, when asked by one of the contestants why I
didnt enter I said "I don't do those types of things" well I think it
was the blood in my alcohol level (damn late opening BARs) but I ended
up agreeing that if she won (note the wording there cause it comes back
to haunt me later) this year, I would enter next year. the BAR did
finally open and at promptly 4pm I was in the pageant room ready to
help out (with many a "no I am NOT a contestant" along the way). The
contestant with whom I had the agreement, DID NOT take first place, but
can someone tell me why no one informed me that EVERY contestant gets a
certificate declaring her a WINNER?!? I was tricked! Oh well it was off
to Ten Forward for awhile then off to the KAG room party, and from
there back to the BAR for the last time, then off to bed.
Monday no gear, then it was off to the Dealers room to grab last min
stuff, and on the road by three pm.
I'm sure there is a lot I forgot to mention like the literally hundreds
of photo ops, including one in my street clothes cause the guy said I
looked like "a certified badass" whatever, Can't wait to do this again
Cold Steel Quadrant CO