Archive for the ‘Conferences’ category

Watch “Tony Hillerman Writers Conference 2014 – Felicia Lujan” on YouTube

December 28, 2018

Missing this conference…

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Watch “Hillerman Writers Conference (2015)” on YouTube

May 2, 2018

Going though my personal archive and realized I hadn’t shared these memories on-line! I really miss this conference and working for and with wonderful, creative spirits every year.

That’s Dr. Poison to You

August 29, 2017

“Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind. In life, knowledge of poisons is essential.”     
                    ••~ Janet Fitch

I think I have my idea ready for 2018 ABQ ComicCon and if work appropriate, potentially Halloween! I’m rolling with Dr. Poison this year. DC… Villainy Inc. baby!! Since I was feeling this gas masky villainess, I created a gas mask themed gym shred just for fun! Excited about becoming Dr. Poison and playing with creating a broken mask to disguise her scars. I liked her revamp in Wonder Woman. I’ll likely mashup the versions.

Intellectuals Love Pop Culture

February 14, 2016

I had a great learning experience at the 2016 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Conference thanks to scholarship funds. If I can’t find outside funds to attend this conference again next year, I would gladly pay my own way. I thought ARMA San Diego was the best conference I had been to until SWPACA. I love being around like minded intellectuals. There is really nothing like it. I do want a PhD someday.

I made it a point to keyword search the program (which was close to 150 pages) for the words archive(s), culture, history, and New Mexico. I focused my time at the conference on those sessions for the greater good. I love learning things to benefit both my knowledge and my agency. Everytime I could, I supported New Mexico professors and students by attending their presentations. There was so much great research presented during this conference. I also made a presentation there.

I did attend a small handful of sessions that were chosen because of personal interest. One was a session titled “Myth and Metaphor in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien,” which happened to be delivered by a University of New Mexico (UNM) professor. Another awesome presentation gave an analysis of “Penny Dreadful,” which I love, by a teacher from Texas. That session featured another presentation on the research of a UNM professor and student on violent video games and children. There was one on how Batman’s suit employs STEM!! Then there was one on fetishism and the villainess. You know I went to that one!!

The mission of SWPACA is “to promote an innovative and nontraditional academic movement in Humanities and Social Sciences and to celebrate America’s cultural heritages. To provide an outlet for scholars, writers, and others interested in popular/American culture, to share ideas in a professional atmosphere, and to increase awareness and improve public perceptions of America’s cultural traditions and diverse populations.”

Amazing…

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The Rundown

October 28, 2015

Wow!! You haven’t heard from me since Saturday because I’ve been super busy! I’ve been swamped from: the gym; to the printer; to meetings and a hearing and more meetings to come; to homework and school politics; and the completion of my Killer Frost cosplay.

This busy week is far from over. I still have: two all day meetings; an early morning to work magic, become Killer Frost and turn D into The Scarecrow; and a Friday night dinner party at my house! It never gets easier, but it’s all worth it and rewarding when I can breathe!! So what do I have to report?? Hear is the best news from the last four days.

#1 !!!~
On Sunday, I hit my personal best on the dumbbell bench press with two 50 pounders for 12! That means my 1RM for that movement may be 70z!! I love it!! It’s straight comedy to Google pics of women using dumbbells for this (which is why I choose this pic). They are always like 3 to 5 pound weights. Commmee on! Really?

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••NOT CUTE••

#2 !!!~
The Tony Hillerman Writers Conference is next week and I completed the program. I met with the printer yesterday and signed off on the proof. Yeayyyyy!! The final looked awesome and I added great quotes from writers this year! I had some resolution issues with Adobe InDesign, but got it all figured out in perfect time. Phew!

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••MY 2015 PROGRAM DESIGN••

#3 !!!~
Tonight I put the final stitches into my blue velvet, Killer Frost dress. This cosplay keeps with the trademark icy theme of this super villainess. I attached icicles to the bottom of the dress. Tonight I stitched in the sparkling tulle and silver snowflake cape. Hopefully I can pull this frozen look off. I’m hoping this cosplay comes together just right early Friday morning.

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••A HINT OF KILLER FROST••

P.S.
I was HQ in 2013, though I liked Poison Ivy better in 2014. Interesting that this year in the news, Harley Quinn is the Most Popular Halloween Costume Nationally on Google Search. That’s old news to me. This year be like a sea of Harley Quinns. Like Young Jeezy says in his awesome song Me OK“Mister if I’m talkin’ you should listen, game is free OK.” Maybe in 2017 everyone will be Killer Frost?

That Frost is Killer

October 22, 2015
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**This would have been an easy costume to make ha? Just a shredded green dress. I think this picture of Killer Frost is awesome and perfect! As the Robert Frost poem goes...
"Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great And would suffice."
What does the "world" symbolize?**

For Halloween I *gotta* be oh so cold. I’m feeling rather icy this month. My boots are done, hand painted and furry. My cape is still in the works. It really needs black for the darker vibe suitable for a supervillainess. I’ll be working on the final piece of my cosplay this weekend. The actual suit. All accessories are done. I haven’t seen Killer Frost at any of the ABQ ComicCons. 2016 here comes the chill!

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**My boots and my cape that's about 75% done.**

I’m going to be a frosty mix of several versions of this supervillainess. Crystal Frost of the Secret Society of Super Villains, Louise Lincoln of the Suicide Squad and Injustice League and Caitlin Snow of S.T.A.R. Labs. If I could rock a wig, I’d so run with the blown back short hair that I love, but I’m keeping it long and painted up! Hopefully it all comes together well.

The son’s gonna be The Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane). The doc is a dark, sinister supervillain, also of DC Comics (for those of you who don’t know). I finished the son’s creepy hood too. I love DC and making costumes!!!

Lullaby for Chase and Cady

October 4, 2015

Love this song by Nickelback set to this fan’s video… I’ll have to ask Craig Johnson why he killed off Chase (?) in season 4 of Longmire when I see him at the Hillerman Writers Conference in November. If you’re a fan of this show, don’t forget to participate in the fan stampede on October 8th for a season 5 (use the hashtags #Longmires5 and #Netflix). 

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