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Con Season on a Budget: Being a Great Volunteer

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Welcome to Part 2 of Con Season on a Budget. This post is about being a great volunteer so your favorite con will welcome you back, year after year. If you missed it, be sure to check out Part 1: How to Volunteer at Your Favorite Convention. I also wrote about surviving your first convention in Conventions 101! Okay, so…

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Lane and Carey’s Worldcon Adventure

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Speculative Chic is fairly new, but contributors Lane Robins and Carey M. Ballard already had plans to attend Worldcon (aka MidAmericon II), held from August 17-21 in Kansas City, Missouri. They share their thoughts, experiences, and advice below. What did we expect of the con? Lane: I attended primarily as a vacation, so I expected to meet up with a…

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Confessions of a First Time Cosplayer

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I’d always thought that dressing up as Sailor Venus would be fun. We had a lot of the same traits — long, blonde(ish) hair, a love of food, a desire to destroy bad guys, etc. But aside from Halloween, there wasn’t any point. It wasn’t until years later that I learned about conventions and the culture of cosplay. I found…

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