Recalling a small experience from Pax

Two Bioshock Infinite cosplayers were picking up their tickets from me, and I remarked to them that they were from the gay barbershop quartet, right?
They were really surprised at the fact that I knew where they were from. “How do you know?” they asked.
I was surprised at their question, and replied, “I played the game…”
“Oh.” They took their badges, and went to find the two other members of their quartet, I assume.
It was an odd little experience. I wonder if they were surprised because they thought maybe I was hired staff and somehow an outsider, or if they were surprised because I’m a woman. Kind of weird either way, at a hugely popular gaming convention.

Here’s a picture of yarn I bought in Boston. It sparkles.

Unicorn Snuggles Yarn

Unicorn Snuggles Yarn, Colorway is Lockjaw of the Pet Avengers

In unrelated news, I recently bought a few notebooks, and placed an order with Goulet Pens for another pen, another notebook, and a package of ink samples. I may have a problem.

Boston Trip 2014

Pax East 2014:

Pax East Swag

Some of the swag I picked up. Note the CAH pins!

Boston was great this year, and the weather really cooperated. Which made the coat I brought along a giant waste of time and luggage space.

I worked the convention again this year, and on that front, everything went well. Minimal amount of rude/mean people. Saw some great cosplay, including a person dressed up as a companion cube from Portal. Also saw some games that I will be buying/downloading in the very near future. To name a few: Evil Within, Crowman & Wolfboy, and Kingdom for Kieflings. I also picked up the 90s nostalgia expansion and a full set of PaxEast expansion cards for Cards Against Humanity. I’m still missing #18 for a second set of those.

I really didn’t take a lot of photos this year. I was more interested in really experiencing the con, and I totally did. Already making plans for next year. 🙂



While in Boston for Pax, I stopped by Gather Here [link] in Cambridge. It was a small shop on a corner, but stuffed with yarn, fabric, and notions. I highly recommend this shop to anyone visiting Boston, and it’s only a 5-10 minute walk from the train station.



I finished Knitting my Volcano Cowl with Tess Superwash in a teal color, which looks really great, but matches my coat so closely in color that I don’t like wearing them together. I picked up 2 skeins of Madeline Tosh Vintage in Charcoal for a second cowl.


Once I finished the cowl, I immediately cast on an Olive Blouse, using Miss Babs Katahdin in Impatiens, which is a really bright pink magenta, and Madeline Tosh Sock in Tern for the yoke and edgings. It is going to a be a very long slog of stockinette for a while…



I bought a Lamy Safari pen in the blue color, and immediately fell in love. I’ve already bought ink and (several) notebooks to write in, so it seems that I’ll be writing much more often. I switched out the Lamy blue ink for Noodler’s Eel Blue which is much more saturated and bluer. Lamy’s is not as strong and leans more purple. The pen has a fine tip, which isn’t quite fine enough for me, so I’ll probably be switching that out to an Extra Fine when I have a few spare bucks. Or maybe I’ll see if I can get my hands on the LE Neon Coral in May. =P

PaxEast 2011

Funny how planning a wedding in under two months sucks up a lot of time and energy, even when not doing planning related stuff. Sunday is my bridal shower, and I am… wary.

Anyway, here are some photos of PaxEast, taken on my phone camera.

Day One, already pretty crowded

Automata, excellent cosplayer

Trying on Utilikilts

A Big Daddy and Little Sister playing Dance Central on an xbox on the last day

Playing Super Dungeon Explore

It was pretty fun. =)

People could climb up into this thing and it would open up and make noise.

Learning to play Dungeons and Dragons (4th ed.)

NCSoft showed off new classes for Guild Wars 2. It looks fantastic.

Castle Crashers on an arcade thinger. I liked it so much, I came home and bought it on the PS3. 🙂

Dead Island

The fiance showed me this game trailer, just to make me feel sad. It really is quite a beautiful trailer though, and at the end my heart shattered into a million pieces.

Of course, with recent event going on around here, I’m not sure when the game is ever going to make it here after it gets released (Yes, we’re that busy). More news to come later.