56 Days Until DragonCon

Geek Triumvirate will be making its annual pilgrimage to DragonCon in Atlanta again this year.  To countdown the days we will be sharing images, videos, and helpful tips from our previous visits.

Here is a picture of Garret Wang aka Ensign Kim for Star Trek: Voyager.  He was director of the Star Trek trax that year at DragonCon and spent a good 20 minutes talking to us about his clothing line Cosmic City, our impressions of DC, other cons in the Southeast.  A great experience and big reason we keep going back is great encounters with the geek/nerd culture.

Garrett Wang showing off his Cosmic City Doctor Who steampunk t-shirt http://cosmiccitytees.bigcartel.com/
Garrett Wang aka Ensign Kim of Star Trek: Voyager showing off his Cosmic City Doctor Who steampunk t-shirt. From DragonCon 2012

Read These New Comics for 3/19

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Curse #3 by Boom!Studios

The cold vicegrip of death looms, but is it captor or captive feeling its steel jaws tighten? For Laney Griffin, the world is a ticking time bomb, as the night of the full moon-and Anton’s transformation-draws nearer. With little room for error, Laney begins to lose his grip, and a startling revelation regarding his past threatens everything he holds dear.

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Disney Kingdoms Seekers of the Weird #3 by Marvel Comics

NOW YOU CAN FINALLY SEE IT: DISNEY’S LEGENDARY MUSEUM OF THE WEIRD!
With their parents kidnapped, teens Maxwell and Melody leap into a thrilling race through the world’s most strange-and treacherous-museum!

In a catacomb of crawling Mushroom People and a Séance Room under glass, our teen heroes discover the truth about the Chaos Clock-and their own destinies!

Designed – but never built – by famous Walt Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump, the Museum of the Weird at last comes to life!

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Iron Man #23.NOW by Marvel Comics

AN ALL-NEW EPIC BEGINS, ‘RINGS OF THE MANDARINS’

MALEKITH THE ACCURSED has a problem with IRON MAN. Malekith the Accursed has a problem with pretty much EVERYONE. Cutting edge science versus the most arcane science imaginable, all in a bath of blood. Which classic MARVEL UK character returns in a reinvented form after the REVOLUTIONARY WAR?

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Legenderry A Steampunk Adventure #3 by Dynamite Entertainment

Fleeing the Big City, Magna Spadarossa boards The Victory, a magnificent commercial airship under the command of Captain Victory himself, with intent of journeying to the great city of Landing. However, her plans quickly grow awry as she learns that the assassins after her have also found passage, along with beasts unlike any she has ever known! And who is this Six Thousand Dollar Man…?

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Maxx Maxximized #5 by IDW Publishing

After Laying on the couch and feeling sorry for himself, being spied upon by some isz… Maxx plunges down the proverbial rabbit hole, and encounters the ‘Crappon in the Hat,’ tries to save a fish, spills some beans, discovers a little girl (who’s a developmentally stunted version of the Jungle Queen), then struggles to make sense of it all… and finding himself on Julie’s couch again.

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Soveregin #1 by Image Comics

An epic fantasy in the tradition of Game of Thrones, SOVEREIGN is set in a world which once knew gods, demons, and magic, and to which all three are returning. New York Times bestselling author CHRIS ROBERSON joins artist PAUL MAYBURY to tell the story of masked undertakers facing the undead with swords, of civil wars and cultures in collision, of ancient threats emerging from the ashes of history to menace the future…

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X-Men (vol 4) #12 by Marvel Comics

Conclusion to GHOSTS
The Sisterhood is fully formed, and the battle for leadership begins!

The X-Men must choose… take down the Arkea Sentinels or go after the Sisterhoo

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Witcher #1 by Dark Horse Comics

Traveling near the edge of the Black Forest, monster hunter Geralt meets a widowed fisherman whose dead and murderous wife resides in an eerie mansion known as the House of Glass-which seems to have endless rooms, nothing to fill them with, and horror around every corner.

Written by Eisner winner Paul Tobin!

The Witcher games have collectively won over 250 awards and sold more then 5.5 million copies worldwide.

There are currently two games available across multiple platforms, and a third is slated for release in 2014.

Road to Dragon Con 2013 – Updated

August 25, 2013

Finished ID badge for cosplay costume.  The lady ask Staples ask what the printing was for and I for some reason panic and told here it was for a costume for my son.  Been finishing up some painting of guns and grenades and will be sealing them with lacquer today.   We have all been spending a great deal of time going over the schedule trying to plan every moment during Dragon Con.  The biggest thing we learn is we won’t be together all the time is there is just way to much to see.  I also reserved a photo-op with Ernie Hudson from Ghostbusters for Friday.  Childhood dream unlocked!

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August 20, 2013

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August 8, 2013

Amanda’s Progress:

I have been slowly putting together my steampunk Dorothy (from Wizard of Oz). My first project was the skirt.

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Between the banging and smashing to put the holes in the leather Sweet Sweet finally woke up so I got to finish the skirt. It still has some work with the bunching the back but it turn out nicely without it.
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Next it was on to the Emerald City. I ordered long glass rods broke the down into smaller pieces and sanded the rough edges off. 1005335_10201520726237285_1049095002_nSteampunk9

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Additional pics of cosplay accessories and girlfriend Theresa working on her Borderlands weapons to go along with her Alice in Wonderland/Borderlands mashup.

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August 2, 2013

Purchased some Plasti Dip Blaze to enhances the Maliwan Nerf gun. Also purchased a vest for Muldoon outfit. Another big purchased today was some Green Lantern power rings from local comic shop The Comics Club. We are going to use them promote our blog and their business at DragonCon. As you can see from picture below Orange Lantern Larfleeze would love to have these all to himself. Yesterday the swag Andrew and Amanda got from Heroes Con arrived so I am now able to include a Jurassic Park patch on my khaki shirt.

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July 25, 2013

Last night the Triumvirate did a Google hangout to finalize some of our travel plans for DC. After some issues in the past with hotels we have decided to switch to something nicer then what was previously booked. The nice part now is we will not be paying for parking, have kitchen in our room, and get to experience Atlanta public transit. We all decided there will be way too much to see and most likely will splinter the group apart to see it all. Amanda has already starting getting a reservation at restaurants so we can try and enjoy the local cuisine. Amanda is hard at work on her steam-punk Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) outfit and should have pictures soon.

July 20, 2013

Have most of the pieces for my DragonCon cosplay. Hat, shirt and socks for Jurassic Park outfit. I just now need to work on attaching JP patch and some other details. Almost done with Maliwan gun and going to start a Borderlands grenade to go along with the mash-up. The triumvirate is really excited now for DC as they have started releasing tentative schedules this week. I don’t think we will be getting much sleep.

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July 8, 2013

Nate – Working on Maliwan painted Nerf gun for my cosplay. I will be going as a mashup of Robert Muldoon from Jurassic Park but with guns and reference to Borderlands 2. Think if before being game keeper at Jurassic Park, Robert Muldoon had been a hunting creatures on Pandora. My favorite gun manufacturer from Borderlands 2 is Maliwan so i will be using them heavily in my cosplay.

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Robert Muldoon from Jurassic Park

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