The Nerd Queen Journal: Balticon 50 in pictures

As a half part of the Nerd Queen Journal, continuing the previous entry on Balticon 50, here are some photos I took back with me after that wonderful Memorial Day weekend convention.

George R.R. Martin did a reading of his work, which I think was called Damp Hair, which was very dark and gruesome. He had three different chapters and had the audience vote on it. When the audience voted, he said, "You are all sick motherf--kers."

George R.R. Martin did a reading of his work, which I think was called Damp Hair, which was very dark and gruesome. He had three different chapters and had the audience vote on it. When the audience voted, he said, “You are all sick motherf–kers.” Sunday, May 29, 2016

Here were some of the costumes from Masquerade Saturday:

Some costumers getting ready for their Game of Thrones reenactment.

Some costumers getting ready for their Game of Thrones reenactment.

The lady who introduced "The house that Woz built". Her Apple II computer is sold separately. But you've got to love the keyboard on her skirt.

The lady who introduced “The house that Woz built”. Her Apple II computer is sold separately. But you’ve got to love the keyboard on her skirt.

Duck Vader and Queen Daffy-dalla. "You're Dethh-picable!"

Daffy Duck Vader and Queen Don-dalla. “You’re Dethh-picable!”

Both of these costumes were made by the wearers and took tons of work to get them done. One has a ton of LED lights and the other is based off of an anime character.

Both of these costumes were made by the wearers and took tons of work to get them done. One has a ton of LED lights and the other is based off of an anime character.

Yes, there really was a man inside this Dalek, a Dalek that hates flash photography! EXTERMINATE!

Yes, there really was a man inside this Dalek, a Dalek that hates flash photography! EXTERMINATE!

This was one incredible costume. She looks like a Viking, but if you look closely, this is actually Queen Elsa of Arendelle if she went to the Dark Side and became eeeevil.

This was one incredible costume. She looks like a Viking, but if you look closely, this is actually Queen Elsa of Arendelle if she went to the Dark Side and became eeeevil.

The lovely Cinderella, from the live action Disney film. This guy actually has made every single Disney Princess costume from Sleeping Beauty to Tangled. Earlier that day, he was dressed as Flynn Rider.

The lovely Cinderella, from the live action Disney film. This guy actually has made every single Disney Princess costume from Sleeping Beauty to Tangled. Earlier that day, he was dressed as Flynn Rider.

And here's Mulan, who won some Workmanship awards for her attention to detail when she presented the entire costume: the beads, the pendant, apple, and the little cricket shown here.

And here’s Mulan, who won some Workmanship awards for her attention to detail when she presented the entire costume: the beads, the pendant, apple, and the little cricket shown here.

This is a friend of mine from Towson University, dressed as a warrior.

This is a friend of mine from Towson University, dressed as a warrior.

Titania and her fairy maiden on her wedding day.

Titania and her fairy maiden on her wedding day.

And there were some other costumers-

The man on the right is none other than Sirius Black from Harry Potter. He had the whole costume down, even the black tattoo on his chest.

The man on the right is none other than Sirius Black from Harry Potter. He had the whole costume down, even the black tattoo on his chest.

The Mad Hatter and the White Queen, both entries in the Hall Costume Contest.

The Mad Hatter and the White Queen, both entries in the Hall Costume Contest.

Duck Dodgers of the 24th and a half century! ("Beh-b-beh-b-b-bah-big deal!")

Duck Dodgers of the 24th and a half century! (“Beh-b-beh-b-b-bah-big deal!”)

The lovely Sarah from Labyrinth... on her way to the ball with the Goblin King, the late David Bowie.

The lovely Sarah from Labyrinth… on her way to the ball with the Goblin King, the late David Bowie.

And there was music and dancing…

The lovely Susan, dance extraordinaire, in her finest Regency muslin.

The lovely Susan, dance extraordinaire, in her finest Regency muslin.

Dance demonstration. Scandalous.

Dance demonstration. Scandalous.

Did you know that my parents used to be in this group, the Boogie Knights? They used to be, but not anymore. This is the seven-piece group as we know them today, with Theodoric of York and John of Denver as the leading and founding members of the group. Huzzah!

Did you know that my parents used to be in this group, the Boogie Knights? They used to be, but not anymore. This is the seven-piece group as we know them today, with Theodoric of York and John of Denver as the leading and founding members of the group. Huzzah!

I know, that’s a lot of pictures for one post. Hope you enjoyed it!

-The Nerd Queen

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