Tomorrow I get on a BoltBus to PDX, because the Vampire Masquerade Ball is Saturday night! Today I did the full test-run of the outfit the Infamous BlueJay made, and it's AMAZING. She outdid herself. Even more astonishing: the StuntHusband and I will be matching. Yes, fear us, we're those ElderGoths. Here's a hint: platinum silk dupioni.

The Vampire Ball is my favorite gothy event of the year. This year will be a little odd because my darling [livejournal.com profile] cass404 won't be with us (and I won't be staying with her, because she's not a PDX resident anymore), but I'm sure the evening will still be delightful and full of eye candy. Yes, I will try to take many photos.


Seattle Steampunk University! I am going to be vending there - clothes, boots, and the ever-popular BAGS OF MYSTERY! (You really, REALLY want a BAG OF MYSTERY, as the both the Infamous BlueJay and Thea Queen Of Art handed me a bunch of stuff for them.

Noon to 6pm
All Pilgrim's Church 500 Broadway East

Come by, go to some Steampunk panels, buy some stuff, and say hi! All of my profits will go toward new tattoos, more gothy clothing, and maybe, just maybe, some Fluevogs; you know, terribly responsible stuff. ::grin::
THIS WEEKEND, a new gothy shop opens on Capitol Hill. A new grown-up gothy shop! Carrying wares from local artisans, and from Heavy Red, Retroscope Fashions, Lastware, and Kambriel. I am ridiculously excited about this store, even if it spells doom for my pocketbook.


BedlamBedlam
613 East Pike Street, Near The Corner of Boylston in Capitol Hill
Seattle, Washington

I'll be doing an in-store signing event there on Friday, September 2, at 6:30 pm. Please stop by, say hi, and browse the wares!

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Guess what? It's time for another Time Traveler's Rummage Sale! Yep, the last one was so much fun, they organized another one. (Plus, it will be a month away from Steamcon III, and people will be looking for last-minute additions to their outfits.) Yes indeedy, I will be vending there! I've got Cranky!Bloomers! I'm culling my closets again! And oh my yes, the ever-popular Bags! Of! Mystery! will be back, filled with all-new mysterious goodies. (Let me put it this way: the Infamous BlueJay is clearing out her fabric and trim stash and handing things to me. Really, really nifty things.)


All Pilgrims Christian Church
500 Broadway E.
Seattle, WA

Noon to 6 pm

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Some of you may remember there has been a Mysterious Project I have offhandedly mentioned. (And went on a trip to PDX for.)

Goth sign

Soon, SOON, I will be able to Tell All! Until that day (which might be, oh, next week), you might want to take a look at this blog for a sneak peek.
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( Aug. 22nd, 2011 12:53 pm)
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and said hi at yesterday's Mourning Market! It was great seeing folks.

I still have Cranky!Bloomers, blood spattered tea cups, and book roses, and will be posting all of them for sale in the next few days. As soon as I stop feeling exhausted and like I've been strung up on a rack and beaten with sticks, that is.

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Today is Ray Bradbury's 91st birthday. Happy birthday to one of my favorite authors! My signed copy of Something Wicked This Way Comes is one of my most beloved books. Yes, I got to meet Mr. Bradbury over a decade ago, when he was at a DragonCon. He kindly signed my book, and even more kindly consented to having a photo taken with Clovis Devilbunny. (I need to dig that photo out and have the Stroppy One scan it for me.) In celebration, I think I am going to re-read From Dust Returned today.


This coming Sunday, I will be vending at Mourning Market! Gothic Charm School books, art prints, Cranky!Bloomers, book roses, and maybe some other extra-special goodies! Please come visit! (And, y'know, buy stuff, because I'm hoping to turn a profit and maybe get my next tattoo. ::grin::

Sunday, August 21, 12pm - 5pm
Club Motor
1950 1st Ave S.
Seattle
- Today is the last day of the dayjob, which means I am now freaking out thinking about all the things I need to get done. I have realized that I need multiple To Do lists to keep everything in order. Ahahahahahahaha. My eventual dream/goal is to become successful enough that I can hire a personal assistant. Because ZOMG, that would make life simpler. (So would a housekeeper.)

- I am in a better mood today. Okay, I feel kind of overwhelmed, but I don't feel unreasonably cranky or low. I will take what progress I can get, thanks.

- EVENT! EVENT! I am vending at Mourning Market on August 21st at Club Motor! Wheeee! Gothic Charm School books and art prints, Cranky!Bloomers, book roses, and maybe some other exciting things. If you're in the Seattle area, please stop by! http://www.mourningmarket.com/

- The settings for cross-posting between DW and LJ are thwarting me, currently. Which means doing this by hand, whee.

- I talked to my doctor yesterday: according to my latest bloodwork, the numbers for the marker for the Lyme disease dropped! So the current mix of antibiotics and supplements I'm on are working, oh frabjous day! But I still need to learn/remember that I have to factor in a day of crashing after an event, grrr.

- Accessory sanity check: how ridiculous would it be to take my cupcake pink vintage vinyl purse (a frame style with kisslock closure), and sew a skeleton hand (decorated with a black satin bow at the wrist, of course) on it? In other words, just like most of my other purses, but with the color scheme flipped. *I* think it would look great, but I realize I may be in the midst of a decorate ALL THE THINGS with bones! frenzy.
- Today is the last day of the dayjob, which means I am now freaking out thinking about all the things I need to get done. I have realized that I need multiple To Do lists to keep everything in order. Ahahahahahahaha. My eventual dream/goal is to become successful enough that I can hire a personal assistant. Because ZOMG, that would make life simpler. (So would a housekeeper.)

- I am in a better mood today. Okay, I feel kind of overwhelmed, but I don't feel unreasonably cranky or low. I will take what progress I can get, thanks.

- EVENT! EVENT! I am vending at Mourning Market on August 21st at Club Motor! Wheeee! Gothic Charm School books and art prints, Cranky!Bloomers, book roses, and maybe some other exciting things. If you're in the Seattle area, please stop by! http://www.mourningmarket.com/

- The settings for cross-posting between DW and LJ are thwarting me, currently. Which means doing this by hand, whee.

- I talked to my doctor yesterday: according to my latest bloodwork, the numbers for the marker for the Lyme disease dropped! So the current mix of antibiotics and supplements I'm on are working, oh frabjous day! But I still need to learn/remember that I have to factor in a day of crashing after an event, grrr.

- Accessory sanity check: how ridiculous would it be to take my cupcake pink vintage vinyl purse (a frame style with kisslock closure), and sew a skeleton hand (decorated with a black satin bow at the wrist, of course) on it? In other words, just like most of my other purses, but with the color scheme flipped. *I* think it would look great, but I realize I may be in the midst of a decorate ALL THE THINGS with bones! frenzy.
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( Jul. 21st, 2011 06:22 pm)
Random things:

- I'm in Portland! (And it sounds like roughly a gazillion people I know will be here over the weekend.) I'm here for one of my regular visits to [livejournal.com profile] cass404, with an extra bit of secret side project meetings. So, y'know, fun and hijinks! The only downside is that one of the secret side project meetings is at 8:30 in the morning on Saturday. Oh dear. Everyone think awake thoughts at me on Saturday, please?

- Speaking of Portland, oh hey! GearCon is happening this weekend, and a bunch of nifty people will be there, including Cherie Priest, Unwoman, and oodles of other steampunk-y types. I don't know if I'll be able to manage stopping by, but I may try.

- If you're in Seattle on Friday night, you should go to El Corazon to see Shedu! If I were in town, I'd be out to cheer them on, so obviously some of you peeps should go do that for me.

- A cool and badass thing related to SDCC happening this weekend: http://comicconpervs.tumblr.com/ . A Tumblr blog dedicated to taking and posting pictures of the creepy asshats who try to take surreptitious up-skirt photos of women at the con. I fully support this sort of public shaming for those jerks, and have been telling everyone I know online about the project.

- Event Advance Warning! I will be vending at Mourning Market in August! Cranky!Bloomers, literary roses, copies of the Gothic Charm School book and art prints, and (if I have the time to make another pair) spike-adorned shoes. (The time-consuming part is needing to take photos of the process, so I can post a tutorial on GCS.)

So! Stuff! Things! I hope all of you folks are doing well.
The Stroppy One and I got up unreasonably early (well, unreasonably early in MY world, dammit), so we could head off to the Fremont Solstice Parade. Yes, in the grey, drizzly weather. But the parade was fun, as always, and I got to say hi to a bunch of lovely folks I know who were vending in the I <3 Rummage section.

One of the important-to-me traditions involving the Fremont Solstice Parade is stopping at the strawberry shortcake stand. Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite things, and I look forward to getting one at the fair every year. HOWEVER. There was NO strawberry shortcake stand there this year! Woe! Woe and despair!

I consoled myself with chocolate-dipped strawberries onna-stick, which were tasty, but just not the same.

But still, yay! Solstice Parade!
The Steampunk Swap Meet is happening again in July!

Saturday, July 9 ยท 12:00pm - 6:00pm

All Pilgrims Christian Church
500 Broadway E
Seattle, WA

I will have a table there, selling clothes, shoes, boots, and hats. And! The return of the Bags Of Mystery! So come on down, and help me pay off the insanely expensive Tim Burton + Danny Elfman box set I bought. (Which was worth it.) :D
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=153577154713100


Please join us for the world premier of two art pieces by illustrator Pete Venters (Magic The Gathering, Warcraft, and more) and photographer Libby Bulloff (The Steampunk Bible) for the limited edition TRANSMETROPOLITAN charity art book.

ONE NIGHT ONLY.

There will be art prints and copies of the Gothic Charm School book available for purchase!

New and portfolio photography also on display by:
Marc17
Libby Bulloff
Angel Ceballos
M. Graves Photography
Bloodengel Photography

Starfish Studios,
619 Western Avenue, 4th Floor South (near the freight elevator)

Thank you!
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( Feb. 11th, 2011 02:05 pm)
This Sunday, 2/13, I will be doing a reading at The Night
Kitchen!
The fun starts around 8PM, please come join me. Tasty tastyfood, delightful drinks, and me reading from either the Gothic Charm School book -OR- from the serial I've been writing for Steampunk Tales! Plus the usual sort of answering questions and burbling.

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Another event (of a sort): I am going out dancing with the StuntHusband tonight. I ... really need to go dancing. If people want to join us at the NocNoc, that would be lovely.

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In other news, a few nights ago I got fidgety, and added pink streaks to my hair. They're not *quite* the right shade of pink (trying to find pre-made cupcake or baby pink human hair microring extensions is difficult), but I do like them.
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( Feb. 9th, 2011 03:23 pm)
ATTENTION SEATTLE-AREA TYPES! This Sunday, 2/13, I will be doing a reading at The Night Kitchen! The fun starts around 8PM, please come join me. Tasty tasty food, delightful drinks, and me reading from either the Gothic Charm School book -OR- from the serial I've been writing for Steampunk Tales! Plus the usual sort of answering questions and burbling.

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Writing is happening again. I've worked on the Mysterious Fiction Project for two nights in a row, and by "working on" I mean actually KEEPING the words I wrote, instead of glaring at the document and deleting stuff. Today/tonight, I write the proposal for it, then send that and the sample chapters off to my Agent of Awesome. Dear 2011, you know what would make me really happy? Another book deal. Keep that in mind, okay?
The October Skinny Dip!

Wednesday, October 6, 8PM. At the High Dive
513 N 36th St # G
Seattle, WA

Kick off the Halloween Spirit with a bang!
Come dressed to kill in a costume of your choice and be prepared to have your senses delighted!!

Devilish Diva le Deviant will be the master of ceremonies
while DJ Dubonnet takes on the DJ Coldheart persona spinning dark gothy industrial goodness.
Doors at 8pm when the music will begin to spin

9pm the dancing gals take the stage:
Gorelesque Girls, Samaya Tribe, Miss J9 Fierce, April, Pandora, Tiphany, Devon, Antares, and Copper Clock!! Reading by Jillian Venters!

Musical Guests Bakelite 78 will take it from there!

$7.00 and you will begin the season of spook properly!
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( Sep. 24th, 2010 07:25 pm)
The Great Goth Yard Sale, vol. II:
Sunday, September 26
Noon-4 p.m. (no early birds; you show up early, you get put to work on setup)
22nd Ave & E Columbia St, Seattle WA
(this info will work for finding the location in Google)
in the Central District--we'll put up a sign, look for the yard with a bunch of clothing racks, tables, and people in black in it

[livejournal.com profile] icprncs also says:

Bring cash for purchasing and bags for taking stuff with you. We have several sellers with a variety of stuff! There is going to be a TON of women's clothing in a variety of sizes and styles: corpgoth, vintage-style blouses and dresses, bohemian skirts and tops, a fantastic amount of velvet, vintage, and goth couture,in sizes ranging from 10 to 18; other sellers have even more variety), men's clothing in M-L, footwear in various sizes, accessories, cosmetics, household items, books, and goodness only knows what else.

If it ends up being too rainy, it will be announced at about 11 a.m. on Sunday. As of right now, we're expecting this to be a go, and looking forward to a great time.


You know you don't want to miss this. It is going to be HUGE.
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( May. 21st, 2010 12:15 am)

"What key is this in?"

"Shame flat."

EDIT: p.s. For my birthday, I totally want a theramin.

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( Apr. 5th, 2010 03:46 pm)
I think I am Very Susceptible to changes in weather during the spring. I can think of no other reason for once again waking up with a sinus migraine that made me (1) feel exhausted even tho' I had gotten a very respectable amount of sleep over the weekend, and (2) made me again think longingly of self-trepanation. Anyway, I am working from home today. Which means much hot tea and snuggling with the kitties while editing tech docs.

Norwescon was ... Norwescon. I had a lovely time at my tea party (thank you to everyone who attended!), the panels were fun (if somewhat sparsely attended), and I got (quickly!) visit with people I hardly ever get to talk to. That was nice. However, going to Norwescon still feels like taking a time machine back to 1995, which is a little unnerving.

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Congratulations to the various award nominees! Kij Johnson, Cherie Priest, and the Girl Genius crew have all been nominated for Hugos! Gail Carriger has been nominated for a Campbell! Splendid news, and I'm thrilled for all of them.

Oh, speaking of Gail Carriger: I finished Changeless (the second book in the Parasol Protectorate series) over the weekend, and AAAAAUUGGGH! I don't know if I will be able to last until September when the third book comes out. Changeless was just as fun as Soulless, and ended with a cliffhanger that left me making squeaky noises of dismay and impatience. ::twitch::


(As predicted, reading Changeless and watching Sherlock Holmes has left me craving more bustles. Go on, look surprised.)

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This coming weekend! The celadon CD release party! The Faith & the Muse show! Oh, and I need to get a bunch of writing done. Busy, busy, busy.
So yes indeed, when I got home yesterday, there was a box containing the Sherlock Holmes blu-ray, the big Tim Burton Alice In Wonderland art book, and [livejournal.com profile] gailcarriger's new book Changeless. Yay! I had congratulated [livejournal.com profile] gailcarriger on Book Day in her LJ yesterday; she replied asking if there would be a photo of me holding her book, because she'd like to see that. How could I deny such a request?

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Those of you who look at Tumblr feed (clicky-link!) may notice a slight similarity to my outfit today and an certain Etsy listing (clicky-link!) I posted yesterday. I still covet *that jabot, scarf, and cuff set, too.

EDITED TO ADD: Whoops! I almost forgot! I updated the Gothic Charm School Events! page (clicky-link!) with my Norwescon schedule, plus info about the celedon CD release party and the reading at the Night Kitchen!
It was lovely to see folks at Mourning Market! Thank you to everyone who came by and said hi, and an extra-big thank you to folks who purchased goodies. ::grin::

Coming soon to this LJ: three pairs of "Cranky" bloomers for sale. (So those of you who were sad you weren't, oh, in Seattle, you still have a chance at them!)

I did indeed end up purchasing a(nother) hat from [livejournal.com profile] noxenlux Curse you, Carlee! But it will be a good "everyday wear" hat for me, so it's totally justifiable. Really. (Plus I had saved up for it.)

Tonight is low-key flopping on the couch, I think. Next week, writing up the proposal for the second Gothic Charm School book to send to my Agent of Awesome.
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