>> Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Here we are--your 2011 DragonCon Masquerade winners for Best Humor! That's Jo as Brak on the left, Alan as Space Ghost in the middle, and Wendi operating the life-sized Zorak puppet on the right.
That's us leaving the place where the professional photographer takes our picture. We're going to try and get a copy of that picture. If we do, we'll post it. Here though you can see a bit more of how Zorak works. Stretched out, he's six feet tall. Wendi straps his belt to her around her waist, and a lanyard anchored on his shoulders stretches around her neck to hold the top of him. Zorak's feet are on black boards, which are strapped to Wendi like sandals.
Another shot of us backstage before the show.
We're ready for our close-up.
No pics of us during the show--we were out there performing, and our handler Indigo was waiting to help us off stage behind the curtain. Maybe someone will post something to YouTube? Here we are after the show, getting ready to have our pictures taken again, this time with our Best Humor award certificate. That's two category awards in two tries for us. Two more, and we are moved up from the Journeyman category to the Master category...
Walking through the bowels of the Hyatt for the fan photography session. I just like the dizziness of this one. Most of the Masquerade is a blur.
Getting our pictures taken!
Heading off stage after more pictures.
After the official photo shoot, we camped out in the lobby of the Marriott hotel for more picture takers.
By the end of the night, we were all pretty beat.
Our tireless handler Indigo, sitting with Brak's head while Jo takes a breather.
It was a long night--we got done at 12:30 am!--but a good time was had by all. We were thrilled to once again get a category win at the DragonCon Masquerade, and we're already planning our costumes for next year!