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Hey there just wanna give people the run down on what to expect from me at the con. I haven't finished my conbadge yet but I'll post it once I do so you can know what to look for.

Other than that, I'm really short (4'11"), petite in frame (ie: dont have big chest/belly but am not as thin as a rail either) and if I do bring a backpack it will probably be my (faded and crappily drawn!) black and white checkered one that has "SKA", Mighty Mouse and sun/moon patches on it OR! I will bring my grey husky novelty backpack to be cutesie

This is my first con (aside from CF03 which was small and lame) so be gentle! ;D

Klandagi did something like this in her journal so I might as well do it in mine. I'm not horribly strict like "Omg dont stand on my lefthand side if three Chinese guys are facing the north wall and its lunch time on the 2nd day of the con" or something, but its just for reference to avoid awkwardness and misunderstanding.

Things you must know about how I handle social gatherings:

-I answer to "Thorn" just as I would respond to my given name "Nicole", so you can call me either. My mom and friends calls me Thorn so I'm used to it. "Niko" is also an option as its my RL nick name. I'll have badges for both Thorn and Niko.

-I don't mind being hugged as long as I've obviously talked to you and we've conversed either through LJ or other means in the past (and this is not including like you writing a "me too!" comment to one of my entries ;P Strange skunk men coming up to me without me having a clue who they are = uncool. People going "Hey Thornwolf I'm so and so good to see you! *hug*" is fine. =D My boyfriends from New York so I'm used to "friendly contact" greetings by now. (didnt used to be...culture shock!)Be informed though, just because I'm huggy doesnt mean gearpony is...in fact she's not all with strangers, but shes nice just the same.

-Introductions are a must. I'm more familiar with aliases then RL names so bare with me if you introduce yourself and I go "....whu?" Thank god for conbadges!

-I don't like my hair played with. I find it makes me greasier than I'd like to be *ew* Some girls feel this to be totally acceptable as a form of bonding..I dont.

-I have a personal space bubble. When I'm talking to you I prefer to be a good distance apart so that I may see a good portion of your body and I can speak loudly. If its too loud to hear I'll move in closer.

-I'm somewhat self concious of my height, and while I can joke about it to a degree (like, when people use me as an arm rest, tee hee), please don't go "Wow, you're short! Hey shorty McShortShort you're short!" Its just as annoying as when tall people always hear "wow, youre tall". No shit.

-I am TOTALLY approachable, so please don't be too scared to talk to me. I like meeting new people. I'm not a bitch, I just play one on TV ;D

-I enjoy hugging fursuiters and people with large sweatshirts. I dunno, call it a childhood quirk but I like the way it feels. So if youre a fursuiter and you don't like being hugged/photographed (for god knows what reason), stay the hell away from me. ;D

-I'm going to want to do a LOT of walking around at this convention so I'm going to be on the go quite a bit, but if you see me sitting down somewhere, come ask me for a sketch if I'm not already swamped. If I dont feel like doing it I'll say "not right now, please catch me later?" but please don't take this as a formal appointment. If you ask and I say yes, cool, if you ask and I say no, please understand, but yes I will be accepting *hestitantly* sketchbook drawings for $10-15. I don't carry much change so please make sure you have a 10-spot handy. I accept checks (as long as they dont go "boing!").

-I'm kind of skittish when I'm out of my element so if I dont know ANYONE I may be totally quiet until I can chime in with a comment, but please don't take my silence as an insult. I'm an observer.

-I will be with gearpony most of the time as I dont see us parting much since this is both of our first cons (and shes my pack-mule and I'm her she-wolf bitch, haw!), but you may see me close to westly or ruggels. Like I said though, I'm going to want to walk around quite a bit so I may part ways rather sporatically. I'm kind of a lone wolf and dont like to travel in large groups as I feel it slows me down and I want to see as much of the con as possible. Its not personal ;)

-I don't have any issues with crowds unless there are a LOT of people wanting my attention or its extremely hot in the room. If its hot, chances are I will be cranky, but realize its not directed at you. Like I said, I go to NY a lot so I'm used to crowds, just not keen on "heat and stink". =P I also dont like feeling my attention has to go to several thousand places at once, hence why I prefer small groups.

All in all, come up and talk to me, I'm hoping to meet lots of people at this con and get some sketches from other people so...yeah ;D

I may ask for some sketch trades from people *several of you know who you are already*, but this doesnt mean I'll trade with everyone, because, quite honestly I wouldn't mind making a little lunch money while I'm there in the way of commission sketches, hee hee.

I'll post my conbadge when its done, along with the other half of GutterHorse's badge.

Current Mood: excited excited

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dragoncreator From: dragoncreator Date: January 7th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Check your mail girlie! =^^= You gonna join us in the Corvid folio?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 7th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
ooOOOoo I havent checked my NicoleSD mail in ages, mind sending it to thornwolf227@gmail.com? I switched over =P I need to make a public note of that >_<

Thanks so much!

When's the deadline?
kylet From: kylet Date: January 7th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
First con since CF03? Ooooh. I hope someone photographs your reaction when you first get there.

Takin' notes and bringing change, since I'd love to track you down for a sketch (of anything!) if ya please.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 7th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sweet, thanks! I'd love to do a sketch for ya!

And yeah I have a feeling I'm going to be overwhelmed quite a bit and I'm going to regret I ever made this post *sweatdrop* ha!
likeshine From: likeshine Date: January 7th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

i'm agreeing here on some points... i'm a friendly gal, but there is NO touching unless we've met before, or i'm pretty friendly with you on the AIMbox. i talk all cool now, but god, i was damn near hyperventalating for AC.

but uh... yeah. i'll be that chick next to that chick at the sculpture table, not doin' shite :)

and hey, remember that thingiee you did for me for the TP? how much would that cost?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 7th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cant wait to see you! As for the sketch, well lemme find the sketchbook its in and I'll get back to you on that. I'm planning on bringing all my sketchbooks from this year to the con with me *which arent that many* just cuz I havent finished any of em
selunca From: selunca Date: January 7th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mwahaha. *pops personal bubble with finger* MWAH!

Have fun, I hope you make lots of profit, and meet lots of the people you've been converseing with. :D
From: kilojara Date: January 7th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I go (and chances are it's lookin' good), I'm gonna be huntin' you down! ;P Oookay, not really, I'm too chicken. But you don't know that...oh, okay, I guess now ya do. But seriously, it would be cool to at least say "hi" to ya.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 7th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
a bright orange lizard badge will be hard to miss ;) If I see you I'll be sure to glomp say hi nicely
gab From: gab Date: January 7th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
... o_o I want to go to FC so badly now. CURSE YOU. When's the next time it'll be in California?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 7th, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
its in california every year to the best of my knowledge. Its the west coast con as opposed to AC which is the east coast con.
genmaicha From: genmaicha Date: January 7th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is my first Big Con so I'm probably going to be all o.O;; but if I see you, I'll say hi. :D *is 5'2", eclipsegryph is 6'4", she knows about being used as an arm rest but usually bites him in retaliation :P*
westly From: westly Date: January 7th, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I will admit I'm kinda hard to keep up with. I usually seperate from Cro and go hunting my friends down. I've got quite a few people to find..and some to avoid! But we can usually be found running around. I've got to work on Thursday morning (If you're anything like me you'll be asleep when I get home...), but I took the rest of the weekend off. (I work Dolphin Dream on Sunday afternoon - Night though.

I'm the same way with the touching. Don't touch me unless I know you. ::Growls::

And you know if you have any problems just give a holler. (Like crazy stalkers, or wanting out of weird conversations...it happens.)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 7th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I plan on going straight to the con from the road on thursday and either meeting you there or just going to your house afterwards.

We can separate, its no problem, I may even end up wandering around by myself for a bit because Gutter may want to do some things I dont wanna do and vice versa. So no hard feelings if we part ways lets just make sure we have meeting places and typical haunts to look for each other in when we do separate.
xianjaguar From: xianjaguar Date: January 7th, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG!11!!!!!!11! Teh ThornwuffieSnuggleBunny!! I wanna glomp you and hug you and kisss you and yifff you and call you George when I see you at con.
*runs up to you in a poorly made fox fursuit with matted fur and diapers*

I am so dead, right?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 7th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
oooh yeah.

I believe you just cursed me.
phar From: phar Date: January 7th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
That stat sheet is a really good idea. Especially considering fursuits. I know a few artists that I admire who consider them highly eerie and would rather run away than stay and pose for photos. It's good to know ahead of time who I can approach while costumed, and not give nightmares to. :}

thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 7th, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah I think everyone should be pretty clear of what makes them get all creeped out.

I /sometimes/ find them creepy but I really do enjoy the craft and skill that goes into fursuit making (and the huggability), so I enjoy looking at the really awesome ones.

The ones just used for f*ck suits that smell irk me though. Costumers fine, furpilers not fine.

So yeah, come on and see me even if youre be-costumed.
suid_afrika From: suid_afrika Date: January 8th, 2005 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)
haha yeah don't feel bad i get short jokes all the time (i'm 5'0"). I'm trying my hardest to go, so if i see you there i will make sure to hug you to make things awkward and then i'll probably walk away without saying anything. i don't do well when meeting people i highly respect.


thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 8th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwwwez! <3

Hope you can go!
justblieve From: justblieve Date: January 8th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Neat idea :)

And the badge got here safe and sound yesterday :)
From: corapanther Date: January 8th, 2005 04:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Well if you ever travel to Syracuse or the vicinity I'd love to meet up with you :) I'm there a lot as well although i travel EVERYWHERE nowadays.

I hope you and your friends have a lot of fun! ^^
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 8th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Do you think you'll be at AC this year? I'm going to really try hard to go.
silver_huskey From: silver_huskey Date: January 8th, 2005 04:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Now, you just have to come over to Philly for AC. ;)
tarah_fae From: tarah_fae Date: January 8th, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Neat idea... unfortunately I don't think the people who NEED to read this will read it x_x You're a pretty prominent artist, so prepare for people who won't have read this by getting a tazer or something...

I walk around with pepperspray in my bag (I kid you not, I'm from a not-so-nice country where such things are necessary), but I wouldnt hesitate to use it on someone who got too close at a con. Luckily I'm a big fat nobody and nobody's approached me who wasn't a friend.

Be especially careful in the Dealer's Den - it gets crowded in there and it is easy to get separated from "bodyguards" while you're looking at merchandise.

I have to say that I did not like the Doubletree venue as much as the previous venue. Everything is so spread out at the Doubletree. I hope they've rearranged it somewhat since I was there last.

Give the Dead Dog party a skip. Go and grab some Skittles and Soda, then LEAVE. The food is just laying in wait to give you some horrid stomach bug!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: January 8th, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the helpful tips! Do you think they allow pepperspray in the hotel though? I got some, or I could snag some from my company *we make the stuff* if I cant find it, but I didnt wanna get kicked out for even just having it in my bag should something weird happen in a strange corner of the con or the parking lot. I hear ya about the bad neighborhood caution..I work in a VERY bad neighborhood, I couldnt imagine what its like to be in a rough /country/ though.

Thanks again for the tips =)
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