Thursday, October 17, 2013

Put a Bird in It

Living in this area makes one well aware that the phrase "put a bird on it" is being used for everything and feeling a bit over used. But the other day I found myself in the middle of a clever twist on it.

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I finally got to go to one of Laika Studios events. Which was held in conjunction with We Make PDX's "We Make Celebrates", their anniversary party. The main draw of this party is an auction they hold to benefit art and music education. So what do they auction?

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Bird houses. But not just any bird house. They have artists re-imagine the bird house.

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The result was very creative. All kinds of bird houses. Here is a rather random look at some of them.

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Here is We Make PDX's info on the results of the night and the We Make PDX site. This was an interesting event and I will have to see what they have in the future.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Rose City Comic Convention 2013

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My limited exposure to comics in Oregon was at a shop inundated by guys in black t-shirts. So I thought it would be at RCCC, otherwise known as Rose City Comic Convention in Portland.

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Thankfully that was not the case.

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I was rather surprised at the number of cosplayers and media fans that were here.

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Especially at the depth of quality many showed like these fan made droids.

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Definitely a place to be photographed.

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With accessories.

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It wasn't all mainstream.

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With enough variety in the booths to give many something to look at.

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From classic toy robots to talking pieces of wood.

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Animatronics anyone?

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Many artists of comic books and fan art were present.

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Plus you could find parts for your own dress-up desires.

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Sure there was mixing of fandoms.

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But who are you going to call?

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Perhaps this guy who spent three years making this amazing Ghostbusters Proton Pack complete with flashing and moving lights.

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Not to fear though, there was some anime there. Like this lovely girl who dressed as Maka Albern from Soul Eater.