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Tomorrow is May 1st, which means only 28 days 'til MediaWest*Con..... I have seen the preliminary schedule for Fan Panels --- No mention of Highlander at all!!! yet somehow a 70's-'80's British Cop show that had (as far as I can tell) NO  widespread U.S. distribution (ala DW, or more recently SHERLOCK on PBS) acquired and still has enough fannish interest to merit at LEAST two panels per day in the scheduling.... sigh. 

I'm running out of time if I want to hold a Highlander 30th Anniversary event, either a Panel or in the 'Party Suite' -- and I have seen NO indications of any significant Highlander-fan presence (I lost contact with the HL fandoms back in early 2000's when I went 'dark' due to personal problems -- while I did recognize some names from the Membership List, most of them are from my SW Role-Playing group).
I can still have a small Room Party, I suppose ---  I'd had some grandiose notion of a Trivia Game and Door prizes - HAH! 

Apparently the SW Role Play group is still going...

And those blasted RGB-Bronies will be there. Ugh!

I have a feeling Daughter is going to bored out of her skull by Saturday. 

I need to seriously work on my cosplay:   Fem Victorian/Steampunk Ryou Bakura, amateur Egyptologist.

And it's raining. Bleeehhh.

Date: 2016-05-10 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Pros, huh? :D

(I'm sadly not able to go this year, but I was poking around DW seeing if people were discussing it.)

Date: 2016-05-14 01:50 pm (UTC)
ext_28298: Bakura Ryou kiss (B7 Vila cute)
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OMG your cosplay. I can't wait to see it! And I want the fic of that. No, wait, better yet, the manga of that.

Is that British cop show The Professionals? It's true it never had an official U.S. release, but it was a very active international fan base back in the day before internet, and a huge fic library that was like a model of fannish networking and sharing. I think it also had a lot of crossover with B7 fans. I know that's how I got into Pros back in the 90's.

Or is there another British cop show fandom that I don't even know about?

Date: 2016-05-16 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Re: My cosplay -- it was inspired in a way by one of lucidscreamer's drabbles about Ryou as a practicing Medium, then crossed with my on-going quest for acceptable Steampunk literature (I'm picky...) Since the heyday of British occultism and Egyptology cover roughly the same period (1895 - 1925) I figured 'hey, I could tweak this!" If I can't get it together for MediaWest*Con, I will aim for Anime-Zing! in July, and yes, I will make sure there are pictures!

You guess right on "The Professionals" -- I never watched it personally, although several of my fan friends from B7 offered to make copies for me back in the day. I have nothing against the show, or its fans; I'm just a bit miffed that no one other than me seems to care that 2016 is the 30th Anniversary of the first HIGHLANDER Movie (also of LABYRINTH -- I'm thinking of throwing a combined room party).

Ten days and counting...


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