UCF Powers - ACTIVATE!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008
This year's Denvention III is going to be the coolest Con evah.

First because the Guest of Honor is Lois McMaster Bujold, and her Miles Vorkosigan books are some of my first favorites of all time.

Second because the Ghost of Honor is Robert A. Heinlein, and we all know how I feel about him.

Third because my friends John and Angie are driving in from Missouri to attend the Con with the Smart Man and I, and will be staying here at the Yellow House.

Fourth because I've just found out that the UCF total for this Con will be four, count them, four Hot Chicks!

Anne and I are both local, and have been planning on going for a while. Then Tania decided she was coming down from North Pole to attend with a friend of hers. And now Jeri has decided to come down and attend, and will be staying with fellow Hot Chick Anne!

How cool is that? FOUR UCF Hot Chicks in the same room.

I hope there's no embarrassing Hotness overload or anything, leading to Con evacuation or containment.

The UCF Benefactor, John Scalzi, will also be in attendance, and I know I want a photo of him with the UCF Hot Chicks. Perhaps we should warn him...

W00T!

32 comments:

Shawn Powers said...

Awesome. :) Yes, do get a photo with his Scalziness.

kimby said...

Sounds like so much fun...if only tuition didn't HAVE to be paid.(and you know..the little problem of geography) You guys are going to have a blast...make sure there are PICTURES!

John the Scientist said...

I think the universe may implode with the hypocenter at Denver.

Heh. I'd like to see someone start an "open source boobs" at that convention. TONG!

Nathan said...

John wins the internet!

And Janiece, one of you had damned well better get a little 'internet-anywhere' doohickie and post lots and lots of updates on a constant basis.

1:00pm: Anne is drinking beer.

2:00pm: Anne is still drinking beer.

2:15 pm: Tania wants to know why Anne gets all the beer.

4:15: Four drunk women accost Sci-fi writer from Ohio. Writer ambles away slowly (since drunk women are laughing to much to mount a pursuit.)

Michelle K said...

Kimby,

We obviously have to make pins of ourselves that those attending can wear, so we'll be there in spirit, and so we can be in on the picture taken with Scalzi!

Nathan said...

Michelle, not only would that let all of us be there in spirit, it would have the added benefit of making four particular folks look like utter dorks.

Win-Win!

Anne C. said...

Re: Buttons - Actually, I'm thinking the geek factor's going to be high enough that a little dork isn't going to be outta place.

It *would* be super cool to do some kind of "twitter" blogging to let you guys in on the fun though. And I promise not to drink all the beer. ;)
(Tangent story, I went out with some co-workers for margaritas and finished mine before they did. I ended up being given half the lightweight's marg and I think by the end we all had the same degree of buzz (1.5=1.0=0.5). I attribute it to being single and therefore drinking more often and developing a higher tolerance.)

The Denvention should be a hell of a lot of fun! :D

kimby said...

Michelle, what an awesome idea!
Little cutouts of us..so the girls can hold us up next to the beer! And any other important things/people they may come across.

Michelle K said...

Nathan,

I'm thinking people might not even notice.

Michelle K said...

If anyone is really interested in making pins, this is where we should go probably.

Janiece Murphy said...

I'm totally willing to dork out for the benefit of the group.

And yes, I will carry a copy of our bitchin' logo in my bag so that when we do corner the Scalzi, the logo will be in the picture.

You're welcome.

Jeri said...

I'm thinking screen printed crew neck tee shirts of the other UCF members. Worn with snug mom jeans, fanny packs and star trek communicator pins, of course. ;)

And, I'm sad to say, I'm a teetotaler. (migraine trigger) But I can act like an idiot with the best of them, regardless.

Jeri said...

Actually, I'm thinking costumes - because we all have seamstresses and unlimited budgets, right? ;)

Tania as Cordelia Vorkosigan
Janiece as Kara Thrace (in her showered and got-it-together mode)
Anne as Kali, Hindu goddess of destruction
Me as, well, I dunno, maybe something from Sky Captain & world of tomorrow.

I've never worn a costume to a con - and am not a fan of photo-op over the top costuming - but I think it'd be fun.

Carol Elaine said...

Excuse the green cloud hovering over Los Angeles. That would be the Cloud of Envy.

Tania said...

Yay! I am sooo looking forward to Denvention, and seeing you guys is a big part of it.

My roomie Cindy has had an dental thingy come up, which may preclude her from getting to Denvention. But I have a secret plan to get her there anyway. It involves her mom, who does love me best. After surviving the zombie uprising in Spokane last week, she needs a break, right?

Shawn Powers said...

I keep seeing "UCF Powers" in my email box, and I see another potential child name...

"My name is UCF, please don't mix up the letters, I've gotten in trouble for that before..."

Anne C. said...

Hee! I was thinking t-shirts with the logo, but I love Jeri's costume ideas. I would love to be Kali - she rawks!

I can tell this is going at least a 1000 times more fun than the only other scifi con I've ever been to (by myself!).

Janiece Murphy said...

I'm willing to wear a UCF logo T-Shirt, but I look like hell in cargo pants, so I'm afraid Kara is out. Sorry, guys.

But Tania as Cordelia? Hell, yes!

And Shawn? Please don't name your next child "UCF." Think of the child. Please.

Michelle K said...

Well, I can make a t-shirt at cafe press from the logo. Lemme know!

Janiece Murphy said...

Michelle, I've reached out to the other Denvention attendees. I'll let you know, and thanks!

Jeri said...

I suggested Kara because you have a streak of feisty about you. :)

You really wouldn't want to be one of Dr. Who's tacky girlfriends. ;)

Hmm... Inara. Or however you spell it. From Firefly. There's a woman who dresses well. :)

vince said...

Jeri, Rose Tyler (the 1st companion of the newest incarnation) was not tacky! She was hot, smart, independent, and gave as good or better than she got from him a number of times. And got him to fall in love with her!

His second companion, Martha Jones, was also hot, a doctor, and damn near as good as Rose.

The new Dr. Who rawks!

Hot UCF chicks at Denvention III chasing down Scalzi and wearing appropriate attire and logos rawks!

Janiece Murphy said...

Poor Scalzi.

Have we slipped over into stalker-land?

Anne C. said...

Not really. He's only one of the things on our Denvention To Do list. We don't even know where he's staying!

Carol Elaine said...

If I were able to make it (which I'm not *sob*), I'd want to be Zoe from Firefly, though I am nothing like her.

Or Jenny Calendar from Buffy, but without the whole dying part. I mean, getting me some hot watcher/librarian smootches? Sing me up!

Vince, David Tennant? So pretty.

Michelle K said...

Carole Elaine, I'm sorry, but you'll have to fight me to me Zoe.

Not only is she awesomely hot, she's also married to Wash.

Michelle K said...

He's only one of the things on our Denvention To Do list. We don't even know where he's staying!

(snicker)

MWT said...

Sadly, at this point I can only picture Vince as resembling Riff Raff from Rocky Horror.

vince said...

Let's do the time warp again!

Janiece Murphy said...

Hee! I can't wait!

Jeri said...

Zoe is awesome. But very few people can wear stretch pants like that particular actress. She is wonderfully fierce. :)

Anne C. said...

Michelle, get your mind out of the gutter.

And I adore Zoe too. For the exact reasons Michelle stated.