Author: Ginger Kate

I'm an American Ginger dancing through life creating art! I'm an Actor, Photographer, Painter and Writer who dabbles in Music. I'm a total fan girl, old soul, history and Latin geek with an addiction to Rock and Roll and Fashion.

MegaCon 2015!

Today, Sarah, Brooke and I made our way up to Orlando where we ran amok with more of our kind at MegaCon 2015. My only regret was that we were only able to attend on Sunday; I would’ve loved to spend the entire weekend (there’s always next year!)

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The day was packed with a lot of running around the convention center, waiting in lines for events and bonding with fellow nerds, particularly Whovians. And there was a lot of Doctor Who love around. For a while, Sarah and I hung out and posed for photos with a large group of Doctors. It was the precise type of experience I was looking forward to having with my nerdy comrades. So many thanks to our “handler” Brooke for holding all our stuff and snapping pics!

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I even ran into my 10 counterpart, the best damn River Song I’ve ever seen and a pretty dapper Captain Jack Harkness.

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Four shared his Jelly Babies with me, this Dalek may have been one of my favorite parts of the day and please check out that War Doctor… right?

 

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Our Sunday was mostly Doctor Who oriented. First stop of the day was our photo meet & greet with Karen Gillan. We played with other Whovians throughout the day and before ending our MegaCon Sunday on the floor, we attended the Doctor Who panel with Karen Gillan and Alex Kingston.

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…it is so not typical that I am the shortest girl in a picture (nobody wearing heels…)

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The three of us made sure we got plenty of Star Wars dorking-out in also when we visited the 501st Legion.

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2016, I’d like to spend the entire weekend at MegaCon, especially since they’re adding a fourth day! The only damper on the day was that our Mom was there with us. She got so jazzed about Norman Reeds attending and purchased multiple passes to meet him and about a week before the con, it was announced that his Sunday appearances would be cancelled. Mom was so disappointed she opted not to attend at all.

Thanks for reading! I’d love to hear about your MegaCon 2015 experiences!

Love, GK

Prep for MegaCon 2015

Tomorrow, my two companions and I head to MegaCon 2015 in Orlando! I wanted to share some the prep work I did for my Tenth Doctor cosplay as well as my TARDIS tote bag!

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It is a very rare thing that you have such amazing thrift store luck but when the cosplay gods smile upon you, they smile big. When my sister and I went thrift store shopping for our Doctor Who cosplay pieces, our first stop produced both Tennant-style suits: blue with red stripes and brown with white stripes. The stripes on the brown suit are supposed to be light blue but how amazing are these two finds?! I made some alternations to the blue suit for MegaCon, breaking out the sewing machine my ex got me years ago.

In need of a large bag to lug around the con, I used an old tote bag and an old TARDIS t-shirt to make this little gem. I added some of my nerdy “flair” to create my new Con Bag.

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I wish I had documented my alternations better but I was working on a time crunch (as usual). Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

Marvel vs. DC Trailer

Marvel vs. DC Epic Trailer

This may very well be the greatest fan video ever made… ever. Alex Luthor, thank you, Sir.

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Gracepoint!!! I missed you last week.

I wanted to do a post about some of my thoughts on FOX’s Gracepoint and ABC’s Selfie. Both shows featuring some Who alumni on American TVs.

Its no secret how very much I adore David Tennant nor is it a secret how little I can usually stand Karen Gillan. At the beginning of the fall tv season, I was looking forward to watching both of them in their American tv series. I was looking forward to Gracepoint because I had heard great things about Broadchurch and wanted to watch that series. Then, I heard they were making an American adaption and so I decided to wait. David Tennant can do no wrong in my eyes so I knew I would be interested. I was looking forward to Selfie mostly because I was looking forward to the subsequent cancellation. But something kind of strange happened…

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First, my thoughts on Gracepoint. It. Is. Fantastic. Really amazing. I wanted to watch Broadchurch before but now, I feel I absolutely have to. I was so happy to read that there will be a second season of Broadchurch which I am hoping means we will get another season of Gracepoint as well. The characters and the phenomenal actors really make this an amazing series; more on that in a sec.

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Selfie: I simply couldn’t wait for this series to fail. Episode one, I tuned in ready to talk same major shit about how horrible Karen Gillan was yet again. No matter how great John Cho is, there would be no helping this girl. Not even 5 minutes into the premiere episode and… I loved it.

There was no subtly in establishing that this was a modern take on the classic Pygmalion. (Eliza Dooley? Henry Higgs? Come on.) The plot lines were as shallow as the main character but I honestly enjoyed this show; I watched every episode. I’m actually disappointed that I called it right and the show was cancelled by ABC. From what I understand, they will be airing the rest of the episodes on Hulu but it was still cancelled…

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The acting on Gracepoint is some of the best I have seen in a long time. My heart breaks every single episode for multiple characters. Just a pained look in someones eye will have me in hysterics. I try to compose myself but then another heartbreaking moment occurs and I just begin sobbing to myself all over again. Every minute of every episode is completely enthralling. Because I was planning on watching Broadchurch, I didn’t want to do any reading-up on the show’s characters or storylines, but it seems to follow a very similar story.

I really can’t believe I’m about to put this thought into writing but it’s actually Tennant who, sometimes, briefly, seems to be the weak link here. (You must understand how hard it was for me to type that) There are times when I feel like he’s letting the American accent slip and I hear that Scottish roll on out.

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Karen Gillan on the other hand: fantastic American accent and never letting it slip! (What is even happening in the world?!) John Cho was ok but the rest of the cast was practically useless. No great range and even in the above picture, I don’t know who the hell the guy to the far left is and the chick pictured in the top right is a neighbor Eliza runs into occasionally… It was really all about Eliza and Henry and they were already (clearly) falling in love in the few episodes that aired so where could the writers even take these characters? The answer is obviously, nowhere, and I’m sure that contributed to the network’s decision to X the show.

So, 10 vs. Amy. Tennant vs. Gillan. Scot on Scot competition: Selfie/Gillan didn’t crash and burn the way I expected. Well, I guess they did but I made sure to indulge myself with this guilty pleasure weekly while I could. As predicted, the show was shit but it was the kind of shit I guess I wanted to watch. Gracepoint/Tennant, not surprisingly, are clearly the winner in this fight. I can’t wait for Gracepoint to come back with a new episode, Thursday, after a week off for Thanksgiving. When this season ends, I definitely plan on watching all of Broadchurch. I’m curious to find out just how closely Gracepoint followed the original story. (Even their promo shots look the same…)

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If there’s one good thing that came from Selfie, I don’t absolutely hate Karen Gillan as an actor anymore. In fact, I enjoyed her performance. Better luck next time, Amy!

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Thanks for reading! Love, GK

My #nerdvember Master Post

This year, I participated in Set To Stunning‘s #nerdvember contest. Each day, during the month of November, participants can earn an entry into the contest by posting a nerdy inspired outfit of the day. Those who entered 1-10 days qualify for Tier 1 : The Sidekick. 11-20 Days, Tier 2 : The Vigilante. 21-29 Days, Tier 3 : The Hero and All 30 Days is Tier  4 : The Superhero. I jumped in on the 9th day of the contest so posting everyday for the rest of the month, I’ll qualify for the “Hero”. (For full contest info and rules, check out the official post.)

I had so much fun with this photo challenge and even made some pretty rad instagram friends along the way. (For more information on each of these looks, check out my instagram @gingerkate )

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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