DragonCon 2010 - Pics, Part Four

>> Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We're back with the last round of DragonCon 2010 pics, and, as they say in the movies, this time, it's personal! Here's the best of the pics we took of ourselves in costume.

Jo had to pose with this fellow Pokemon trainer.

This was the year of new hall costumes for the Gratzes this year. After wearing her Mitsumi Pokemon costume everywhere on Friday, Jo dyed her hair red to be...

Ginny Weasley! The dye wasn't as red as any of us wanted, but it gave her a nice strawberry blonde, which is hard to see in the pictures.

Ginny and Dumbledore.

Ginny and Wendi, on the escalator.

Staying with the Harry Potter theme, I went for Sirius Black.

I still maintain that I looked more like Weird Al Yankovic than Sirius Black, but plenty of people who saw me gave a shout out for Sirius, so I suppose it was close enough.

Ginny sure thought I was the real thing!

Ginny and Wendi. Wendi wasn't trying to pull of a particular character, just a robe-wearing witch from the HP world.

Family photo!

That night, we all went down into the gaming dungeons to check out some board games and card games we'd never played.

Jo looked totally awesome in her school outfit.

Sunday was Star Wars day. Here's Jo with her face painted to look like Barriss Offee, the padawan of Jedi Master Luminara Unduli. Awesome!

Sunday morning just happened to be the Jedi lightsaber training session for kids, and Jo definitely looked the part.

Barriss meets a young Princess Leia.

Lunch break for the Jedi! Yes, Wendi and I were in Jedi garb as well--but did we ever think to snap shots of ourselves? No! And my outfit, based on Mace Windu's was pretty kickass. Ah well, there's always next year.

Join me, and together we can RULE DragonCon as father and daughter!

That's it for this year's DragonCon pics. Hope you've enjoyed them! We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog...


tanita davis September 28, 2010 at 6:35 PM  

The Ginny Weasley get-up was way too cute!! And the Star Wars paint job was awesome. Jo stole the show!

Patricia,  September 29, 2010 at 1:10 PM  


What was the family verdict on "Dominion"? (I recognize the card backs in the game room photo.)

Alan Gratz September 29, 2010 at 1:25 PM  

To tell the truth, we weren't very impressed with Dominion (which you've correctly identified in the pictures!) Perhaps we were doing something wrong, as it was a SUPER popular game this DragonCon. It seemed like everyone was playing it! But as the game wore on, we felt as though we were merely going through the motions until we could deplete enough stacks of cards for someone to win. That was another complaint we had--there was little way to know WHO was winning, other than a vague sense that you had collected more victory points than your neighbor.

Again, we played it only once. Perhaps we missed the nuances of the game?

The game we came home with that we all love is Ticket to Ride. We love it so much we already made up a new board for it using a Japan map! I'll be blogging about that soon...

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