We are busy starting preparations in our house for this years Orycon event in November, this year it is November 12-14 at the Lloyd Center Doubletree. Orycon is a Science Fiction convention held each year in Portland, the theme for this year is The Dark Side of Fantasy
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The convention is something I have been attending for the last several years. During the day there are workshops, seminars and discussions to attend on a wide range of subject from costuming (my favorite) to writing and even true science itself. After dinner time many people get dressed up in a variety of costumes from the basic to the elaborate.
One of the big costume genre’s that has taken off in the last few years is Steampunk. My husband and I are planning to join in this year, assuming I can get our costumes completed in time. He is going as a mad scientist and me as a clockwork doll, should be quite interesting.
Last year we brought the kids along for ½ of the convention, the headed off to a sleepovers at grandpa and grandma’s house for the other half. It was a the perfect compromise in allowing the kids exposure to conventions but still left us the second half of the time to act like we weren’t responsible parents.; especially at the evening room parties. Though the Greater Portland Costumer’s Guild, held a milk and cookies party the night the kids were there and me and the kids spent our evening there or at the dance.
If it sounds at all interesting I would recommend it, currently the price for admission to con is $45 for the whole weekend, well worth the money, but the closer to con it gets the higher the price goes. Hope to see you there!!