This weekend, a Rocky Horror convention was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (The last of the drunken/hungover stragglers are probably still there.) Originally,
We hit the road at about 9:20 AM (a bit later than we'd planned, but we had a few last-minutes things to take care of, as well as dropping Richard off). We made lousy time through parts of Maryland, due to an accident and the general asshattery of Maryland drivers whenever there's inclement weather. ("Oh my God! It's raining! And not even that heavily! We must drive 25 mph in the left lane!") Once we cleared that, we made up for lost time and got to Atlantic City by about 12:30. We pulled into the parking garage right next to
Q was dressed as the main character from one of her favorite video games, Dragon Quest VIII. (She's worn that costume before.) Because of the bright primary colors in that costume, she was very easy to find in a darkened room where almost everyone else seemed to be wearing mostly black. (Amy, living up to her LJ name
On the right is Neil, also a castmate from the
One of the events at the convention, which Q jumped into with great glee and gusto, was the "Project Runway" competition. Given random bits of fabric, aluminum foil, tape, and so forth, each team had 30 minutes to assemble the best Rocky Horror costumes they could (after all, it was less than two years ago that Q made a Shock Treatment costume for
[GIP] – Here's a close-up of the "Ron Maxwell Approved!" sticker, suitable for use as a LiveJournal icon.
He was in one of the preshows, "Monsters of Rocky", which combined Rocky Horror with rock hits of the 80s, and combined live-action with a pre-made video, all into a commercial for an album of "Monsters of Rocky" hits. It culminated with all of the characters in the floorshow kickline made up as members of KISS ("Rock And Roll All Night"), interrupted by Riff and Magenta as Twisted Sister ("We're Not Gonna Take It"). This was one of my two favorite preshows; the other being the sketch of the conversation Brad, Janet, and Doctor Scott had as they drove back to Denton immediately after the events of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
This is Q with Patricia Quinn (a.k.a. Magenta from The Rocky Horror Picture Show). This one was taken right before the other picture of me with Pat Quinn. Pat remembered Q from a previous con where they had hung out together for some time. (That was Frankie Goes to Hollywood in 2001, which was a con I missed.)
I have no idea who the guy in the middle is; but he handed me his camera in order to take a picture of him with both Patricia Quinn and Little Nell. While I was at it, I snapped another copy of the picture with my own camera. (Yes, it would have been funnier to say that I kept his camera afterwards and that's why I have the picture; but were that true, I certainly wouldn't admit it in an open post…)
Q and I had dinner with Sheri Timmerman and James Norman before we finally hit the road at about 9:30 and drove back home to Maryland. The weather and traffic were a little better on the way back, so we got home in under three hours.