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!