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September 24, 2010

A group of us from Chicago are going up to Spring Green, Wisconsin for a get-together with author Neil Gaiman at the House on the Rock. If you have read "American Gods" you will recognize the reason for that venue.

Neil has offered a ride on the giant merry-go-round to the participant who comes in costume and is the best match to one of the characters from the story. Everybody has told me I *am* Mr. Wednesday, so I'll go prepared to pass for the American version of the Norse god Woden.

I figure my odds of getting a spin on the carousel are low, but it will give me an excuse to flirt with the younger girls.
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Published on September 24, 2010 01:00 • 170 views • Tags: american-gods
Getting ready for Windycon 37 in Chicago, in November. Our group of a dozen-or-so costumers from the Chicagoland Costumers' Guild will be trying to develop costumes for the Masquerade, following a theme of 'pun costumes of the fae' and such themes as 'Staten Island Fairy,' 'Fairy Godfather' and 'Diet Sprite.'
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Published on September 24, 2010 00:54 • 104 views • Tags: masquerade