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TempleCon – The Frist Convention of the Season

My intrepid convention helper and myself have braved the drive to and from Rhode Island last weekend for TempleCon. For those that might not know, TempleCon is a rapidly growing gaming/alternative history convention. I’ve seen a lot of changes in the 3 years I have been with them, some for the better – some not so much. I do have a special place in my heart for this con, it was the first con where I was a vendor, sent designs down a runway and made some good friends. It’s a great way for me to kick off my convention season.

I was a little disappointed in the traffic. It seemed that people just didn’t realize there were two vending areas (floor vending and room vending) we room vendors experienced lighter than expected numbers. I also didn’t participate in the fashion show this year, it made the convention much less stressful!

I did get to see some wonderful customers and friends from the last few years – it is always a delight to see them and share a few moments catching up. My regulars make my conventions, so thank you, each and every one of you.

I also shared the vending hall with some of my lovely vendor friends. Big Bear Trading Co, who carries just about anything a time traveler or re-enactor would ever need. Emrys Handcrafted Fynery, who handcrafts the most gorgeous jewelry! R.H Mardigan, makes amazing leather goods. I have one of his special made tailors assistant bracers and a custom piece for my vintage tape measure. Ursula And Olive who makes geeky goodness full of Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes. I am always happy to share vending space with them and you should check them out too.





All in all it was a good weekend, there was plentiful cups of mead, and a few parties – thankfully I have had this week to rest up before I begin sewing for the next convention.