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vocal menace

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

As you know, this weekend I was at Convergence 14, a gothic community conference. This week’s comic was inspired by a small article I read covering the c-14 festivities and excursions. A few of the outings were somewhat ironic like goths on ice, the trip to the zoo and particularly the group of friends that hit a local karaoke pub. Pierced tongue in cheek, I’m sure. It was nice to see the paper talk about the sense of humor that this community has, as most people tend to lump goths in with emos or think they are going to sacrifice their young. I can tell you first hand that the people at C-14 were a lot of fun, super friendly, intelligent and of course, looked fabulous. 🙂 At any rate, the karaoke thing made me laugh and since Vendetta likes to sing, this haiku comic was inevitable.

At the convention, I met so many talented interesting people, it’s going to be a challenge to link to every one I’d like to so I think I’ll break it up over the next couple of weeks. First, I’d like to say a big thanks to Absinthe America who had some folks at the con handing out bottles to lucky slobs like Jim and I. Scott and Jen, you made my weekend that much blurrier…I mean enjoyable. 😛

I also met Marc of Seraphemera Books who does a gothic comic called Polyglot and Spleen. As I understand it the comic is semi-autobiographical about Marc and his partner’s adventures. Several people at the con mentioned how much they love it. Marc is a literary minded sorta guy and really liked the haiku approach I’m taking with GingerDead and Friends. Besides some printing resources, he offered a whole lot of encouragement about getting published. Thanks Marc!

You may have seen Noxenlux Chapeaux advertising here over the last 6 months or so. I’ve seen her ads and often click through myself to drool over her gorgeous hat designs. Imagine my surprise to see her logo in the C-14 program. Of course, I had to stop by and say hello. Nefa is a sweetheart and her work is even more stunning in person. She let me fondle her hats even though I had no money to buy one. The one I fell in love with was a lacey skull top hat. I love how even with a skull in the design, the result is truly elegant and artistic. Yum!

I’m going to leave it there for now. Believe it or not, we are getting ready for another convention. This one is a music con in New Orleans. Jim has some great opportunities to perform and the networking is something he really shouldn’t miss, so broke or not we are making our way there on Thursday. It’s a little skeery and a lot exciting. It will be my first time in New Orleans. I’ve been dying to go for…well, forever it seems, so yay! I will be running around to music related events most of the time, but you can be sure I’ll make some time for cemetery adventures too and take pics for you guys.

I will make it back before next week’s comic and I don’t anticipate missing an update so I should see you next Wednesday. Have a great week!

<3 calan

14 Responses to “vocal menace”

  1. amanda Says:

    sorry i didnt make it out there the baby got sick last minute and rather than risk exposing a room full of strangers we stayed home. The flu is taking its revenge however by attacking me again. I hope this upcomming con is fantastic and you all have loads of fun. Also great comic btw as always.

  2. calan Says:

    thanks amanda. i hope you feel better soon. 🙂

  3. coolioness Says:

    Nails on a chalkboard
    Would be better than this hell
    Yet so enticing!

    Or maybe you’re just listening to myself singing. ^^;;;

    How about you, calan? xD

  4. matthew Says:

    Glad to hear you had a great time. Wish i could have made it. Your gonna love New Orleans. I went about a month before the big storm so i got to see it before the damage but the best parts were not too damaged by it so prepare for a great time. I love that city. Wish i had a reason to live there.

    Cool links as usual. Seraphemera Books looks like it has some things i want and Noxenlux Chapeaux has some impressive stuff.

    A dark angel sings
    Terrorizing spectacle
    Pleasant evening out

  5. Seraphine Says:

    sera sings her first scaryoke:

    when i fall in love
    it will be forever, not
    if you kill me first

  6. matthew Says:

    Lol, i wasn’t going to use evening. I am way too tired today. Ok should read-

    A dark angel sings
    Terrorizing spectacle
    A pleasant night out

  7. calan Says:

    hey matt, voltaire is just as kitschy and fun in person. i couldn’t see him perform on friday because i had to attend a dance thing (more on that in a week or so) but he was mc’ing the silly contests ( bathing goth beauties and a fop off, lol) also the big ‘bmx shark jump’ ( mechanical shark and tiny empty inflatable pool, haha). anyway, he has a really sharp wit and i thought of you since you instantly dug his vibe musically i thought you’d like to know he has a personality to match it.

  8. matthew Says:

    Nice. Hope he tours around here someday. The contests sound fun. Makes me wish i had been there even more. Thanks for letting me know.

  9. Obscuria Says:

    Hey Calan,
    Nice writeup, it was good speaking with you in the vendor room! 🙂 Jeff

  10. justme Says:

    strange disturbing words
    hauntingly familiar tunes
    it makes your skin crawl

    Some people like to sing because they’re fairly good at it and tend to get positive feedback when they do. Others, because they’re Yoko Ono. I suppose if Vendetta were the latter, the audience would be cringing for a different reason.

  11. Rodro Says:

    Killer cookie sings
    Karaoke’s evil tune
    To crowds of zombies

  12. Seraphine Says:

    yoko ono sings
    vendetta thinks parole time
    for lennon’s killer

  13. Chance Says:

    “Scaryoke” made me laugh because it reminded me of something that might be a topic for an episode of Metalocalypse.

  14. calan Says:

    hiya obscuria, great meeting you too. thanks for stopping by the site

    chance, once again i have no idea what your referring to. you must live in obscuria where everyone speaks obscuranese. glad i made you laugh though 😀

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