Thursday, September 5, 2013

Biscuits and Bowlers at Dawn (Friday at DragonCon Continued)

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This event was two competitions, a fashion duel and a tea duel.

By-the-way, it was not held at dawn (the only way that anyone at DragonCon ever sees dawn, is if they are still up from the night before), but at 4:00 p.m. Friday.

The MC for the event was Professor Elemental, who was really excellent at this job. He explained things clearly, was funny, and regaled us with songs whenever there was a lull in the competitions.

Here he is introducing the fashion duel:

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A musical interlude with lots of audience participation:

I signed up to participate in the second half of the event, the tea duel.

The Professor demonstrates tea dueling:

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Before the tea duel, there were three women who I would consider to be my friends, even though we have only interacted online and never met in real life. Now there are only two, because I was able to meet one of them at the tea duel.

This lovely lady and I have been following each other's blogs for many years:

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We not only had a chance to speak in person for the first time, but she was also the person that I completed against.

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Choosing our cookies:

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Then, I dropped a soggy cookie down my shirtfront.

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The winners of the first round, went on to a second round, and so forth.

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Finally, only two remained and a winner was declared.

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For more information about tea dueling, check out the American Tea Dueling Society on Facebook:


Me said...

Unfortunately I came back from Dragon*Con sick :(

Crescent Moon said...

The dreaded "Con Crud" claims another victim. I'm sorry you don't feel well. It was great getting to meet you, though.

Me said...

I'm not sure if it is regular con crud or my body started screaming about not being in the desert any more and there were all these flowers!

Here is my new blog:

Crafty Crow