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3 Cons worth of Pictures in One Small Post

While I was posting up my pictures for ConNooga, I realized that I had never posted my shots from GMX or Chattacon, so I will link to all of these in this one post.

First is GMX.

The rest of these can be seen at http://www.dwrd.net/photography/galleries/gmx-2010/

Then Chattacon.

The rest of these can be seen at http://www.dwrd.net/photography/galleries/chattacon-2011/

Finally, ConNooga.

The rest of these can be seen at http://www.dwrd.net/photography/galleries/connooga-2011/

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ConNooga 2011

This past weekend was ConNooga which is held in Chattanooga, TN. I was on the photo staff for the convention, so I shot quite a bit, and had a great time. The two main events that I shot were the Music City Burlesque performance, and then the Leather and Lace fashion show. I can’t post pictures from either of these events yet, as both groups asked that they be able to view the images before they were posted anywhere. Once I hear back, I will post a few selected shots of both events.

I am working on getting the other images posted online, as I totaled right at 2000 images for the weekend which I am weeding down. I expect to have some pictures up here soon. I did learn a bit of a lesson while shooting the con. The burlesque and fashion show were back to back, so between 4 burlesque dancers with a couple of songs each, and about 10 ladies doing the fashion show, each with 5 outfits, I was shooting non stop for about 3 hours. My arms felt a little bit like jelly in the end, but I am happy with the shots I was able to take.

I know that I handed out cards to a few people, so if you are looking for a certain shot that you know that I took, please shoot me an email to deweese@dwrd.net and I will see what I can find for you.

This was only my second time at ConNooga, and my first time shooting staff, but I will definitely be doing it again next year if they will have me back.

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ConNooga 2010

This last weekend was my first time to attend ConNooga which was held at the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel. I didn’t really attend much of the programming, but it was great to have a weekend away hanging out my friends. I was able to get some decent long exposure shots of Jess hooping in her gaga disco bra with her new LED hoop. I really like how they turned out.

Here are a few pics.

The rest of the pictures can be seen at

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Chattacon in review

Well let’s see.

I drank lots of beer. There was no drama at all. Everyone there had a blast. All cons should be like that. My total of my big mug was 3 1/4 mugs. which works out to approximately 14 bottles of Killians. I wish there would have been time for more. That was just Saturday night. I lost count of Friday pretty quickly.

I got to drink a beer with for his birthday which was cool as well. Today is Crispy’s birthday so be sure and wish him a good one.

I am back to a week of work that if the past few have been any indicator, will go rather quickly. I had a performance review today, and I really want to hang it on my refrigerator. I was in shock at the great comments that I got from my manager. That is always a nice feeling. I hope that it will lead to more money before too long, which would make it even better.

I have become really involved with the airsoft team, as within a week of being on the team, I was asked to do some maintenance on their website as well has help with the message board. I really don’t mind this as it is easy, and I like to be able to help out. I can do most of that in the lulls at work, which makes it even better.

March 15th is Noob day at the airsoft field. I am still a noob for this as I haven’t played an official field game. It will also be the first game at which I will be able to use my SAW. I am excited for that. Well back to surfing the internetz while I am here at Portland Brew.

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Short week

Well it will be a short week this week. I have Friday off as I will be in Chattanooga for Chattacon. This means that I need to get all of my costume crap together and ready to load into my car by Thursday night, as I want to get to Chattanooga early on Friday to try to check in early. That reminds me that I need to call the hotel and request early check in.

I think that I am taking Chief, well I guess regular deck crew as I am bald and have a huge beard, BSG Marine, and my Centurion. I might take the jumpball suit for one last hurrah before I sell it, but I think it is going to be a little cold for that one.

Well off to work in the 18 degree weather.

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