Finally, My Own Workbench

This picture shows a workbench I just completed over this weekend inside the Broc Sett.  It is 12 foot wide, around 30 inches deep with the top about 42 inches or so off the floor. 

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Necon 28

This year is passing rather quicker than I would like and Necon 28 has now come and gone.

This Necon was probably the best ever. We had the usual curve ball from the campus provider and wound up camping at their reception center about a mile away over the Mount Hope bridge. Rooms and rooming became an opportunity of flexibility for the housing portion of the committee. Fortunately, I only run the art show.

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Necon 2008 Medals

Necon 28 looms around the corner and will be upon us before we know it! The medals for the olympics have been completed.

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Kings and Queens Archery

So the day was beautiful, a bright cloudless sky and lots of gentles milling about through the shaded glades. Some 80+ of the Kingdom’s finest archers had assembled to pit themselves against each other for the glory of being the ‘chosen’.

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Stan Winston: Thanks for the Sweats

Sad day as visual effects legend, Stan Winston moves on. He was only 62 and was amongst Hollywood’s leading makeup, visual-effects, and animatronic artists.

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War of the Roses

Saturday was just a beautiful day for a couple of hour drive along the Massachusetts Pike on the way to War of the Roses. The War itself was being held on top of a low mountainous region just outside of Albany at a really large event farm. There were many different fields. One held dozens colliding warriors whilst in another shafts of wood flew through the air.

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Ancient Highland Games Demo

This past Saturday, in an effort to support the Barony, I attended the SCA, Barony of the Bridge demo at the 10th Annual Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival. Our outfit had been placed at the end of the field because of our needs regarding archery. We made quite a good showing and very popular by all accounts later on. There was plenty of heavy list action all day long and under the tents, demonstrations of arcane arts went on.

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Balfor’s Challenge

My lovely wife and I attended Balfar’s Challenge (04.19.08) up Connecticut way hosted by Duke Balfar and the Barony of Dragonship Haven. It was held in a large field at an YMCA camping area. Fencing was at one end of the field alongside a row of merchants and the archery range was stationed all the way at the other end. The central area being held for the armored types.

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Hazel Court, The Gothic Fox Moves On

Hazel Court, 82, has moved on. This talented lady was also a sculptress and a painter. As an actress she was well known to English and American audiences and is probably best known for her work in Roger Corman’s “The Raven” in 1963 when she shared the screen with Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre.

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Charlton Heston, Passing of a True Icon

04.06.08 The world has been diminished once again with the passing of a movie legend. Charlton Heston has moved on. He was 84.

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