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MegaCon Orlando 2016 – Friday

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I’m finally getting around to posting about my weekend at MegaCon Orlando 2016! I have to specify “Orlando” because, as of this year, there will be MegaCon Tampa! And who is the #1 beautiful face on the poster advertising the inaugural year for this con?! DAVID TENNANT! Be still my heart and may my pockets be plentiful because I am absolutely attending, absolutely meeting David, absolutely paying for the photo op, I’M DOING IT ALL!! I HAVE to…

But that’s not until October. Let’s focus on the now… or the then… when “then” was last weekend… you get the point.

Friday, my sister and I attended as, yep, the Tenth Doctor and Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains, yadda yadda yadda, Daenerys from Game of Thrones. Sarah was quite the fan-favorite and I acted as handler for her a lot throughout the day. Of course, there was plenty of Whovian love abound and I got to meet some really fun people! We also met up with a good friend of ours and 4th Doctor cosplayer, Chris. I had such a blast!

Early in the day we attended the Phelps Twins’ (Fred and George Weasley) Q&A which was a lot of fun as expected. Later, we got to meet and take a photo with Billie Piper (Rose-mother f’ing-Tyler, people!) She was so nice and warm and welcoming that after our photo when Sarah and I were discussing just how cool and friendly she was, I totally cried… yep. She really is one of the nicest people I’ve ever paid to meet. I just want to get drunk with her and hang out; she seems like she’s be a blast to chill with.

Friday was a really fun day so here’s all my pictures from the day.

Thanks for reading! I’ll post about my MegaCon Saturday experience tomorrow!
Love, GK

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Guess WHO’s Back?!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted! The past 6-7 months have been filled with a lot of really fun times, costuming & cosplaying and some pretty epic personal events. There’s also been some heart-breaking and traumatic shit that shook down; some of the key players in my life have been fired from set and some of the guest stars are now leading lads and ladies. I’ve had the good fortune of outlets and opportunities opening up all around me that allow me to do the things I love with people I love and I couldn’t be happier.

So, back to work!

As I play a pretty intense game of catch-up, I’m going to start with a post showcasing some photos a photographer friend of mine, Phil Gladys, recently took of one of my Tenth Doctor Cosplays! I’m so excited about these photos and I hope you’ll take a look!

Thanks for reading. You can look forward to lots of new material over the next several weeks!

Love, GK

Treasure Coast Comic Con ’15

This past weekend was the very first Treasure Coast Comic Con! In anticipation of this local con, earlier this year, the Treasure Coast Cosplayers formed. Since the groups creation, we’ve grown to include hundreds of cosplayers and con enthusiasts from the Treasure Coast and surrounding areas. We make up excuses to cosplay and hang out and we always have a fun time! TCC showed up and showed out at TCCC ’15 and I’m so proud to be apart of that! Here’s a bit of my TCCC 2015 experience.

Day 1

My best friend Kacie and I attended Saturday as Poison Ivy & Harley Quinn. We got to snap pics with our mini-me’s. (I gotta tell you, this little girl made me feel like a Disney Princess the way she hugged me!)

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We spent most of the day hanging with other TCC members. (I even got to meet a local 10!)

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Treasure Coast Cosplayers enjoying Treasure Coast Comic Con. And this isn’t even the whole group!

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Day 2

Sunday was quieter all around. About half as many attendees over all but we still had a pretty large TCC group in attendance.

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I met Iron Man and hung out with fellow Whovians.

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But the most exciting part of the day was that the promoters for the event asked our group if we would take a picture with all of the celebrity guests in attendance! It was awesome!

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The weekend was a complete success for me! I got to play with the TARDIS both days and I was proud of the two cosplays I worked hard making: Poison Ivy and The Doctor (10th, Brown Suit)


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I can’t wait for TCCC ’16. Thanks to all the awesome people who made this weekend so much fun for me. and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KACIE! I love you!

Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

you can follow the Treasure Coast Cosplayers on Facebook and Instagram (@tccosplayers).

Scot vs. Scot

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

7 Seasons in 7 Weeks :: Doctor Who

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If I had only been a bit quicker to act on this, I could’ve called this something along the lines of 50 Day Until The 50th! But, alas, I am a day late so let me announce my plan to watch 7 Seasons in 7 Weeks! Seven seasons of Doctor Who, that is. As I wait in anticipation along with millions of fellow Whovians for The Day of The Doctor, I will be rewatching all seven of the reboot seasons. I’ve encouraged my real-life Whovian friends to participate in my countdown to the 50th Anniversary Special and I’d like to extend that encouragement to my Who-obsessed readers. (I have my schedule posted below. Another cool thing about my schedule -because the first cool thing about my schedule is that it is a schedule of watching Doctor Who- : every Saturday is like Christmas!) This view-athon will include all minisodes, prequels and specials in addition to regular episodes, in sequence (or as best sequence as possible; things get tricky in the Whoniverse.)

I’m so excited for the upcoming anniversary special as well as the Christmas episode. I’m super stoked to see Ten and Rose again. I’m already loving Peter Capaldi as Twelve (Thirteen?) and I haven’t even seen him in action yet. However, I’m so sad to have to say goodbye to Eleven; I had really only truly fallen in love with Twelve during the second half of season 7! (I realize it took me a while to really get over 10 and begin to adore 11 but that’s how it all shook down and I didn’t realize how limited my time with 11 would be!)

I hope fellow Whovians will join me in my celebrating by sharing their thoughts and experiences of each episode and sharing their own forms of celebrating! Please check back daily. Allons-y!

Thanks for reading. You can also find my on Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter.

Love, Ginger Kate

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My 7 Seasons in 7 Weeks Schedule

(If you notice I’m missing missing anything (besides other series like Torchwood) or if I’ve got anything out of order, please let me know!)

Week 1 :: Season 1
October 6 – October 12
Monday
Episode 1 :: Rose
Episode 2 :: The End of the World
Episode 3 :: The Unquiet Dead
Tuesday
Episode 4 :: Aliens of London
Episode 5 :: World War Three
Wednesday
Episode 6 :: Dalek
Episode 7 :: The Long Game
Episode 8 :: Father’s Day
Thursday
Episode 9 :: The Empty Child
Episode 10 :: The Doctor Dances
Friday
Episode 11 :: Boom Town
Episode 12 :: Bad Wolf
Episode 13 :: The Parting of Ways
Minisode :: Doctor Who : Children in Need
Saturday
Christmas Special :: The Christmas Invasion
Minisode :: Attack of the Graske

Week 2 :: Season 2
October 13 – October 19
Sunday
Tardisode 1
Episode 1 :: New Earth
Tardisode 2
Episode 2 :: Tooth and Claw
Monday
Tardisode 3
Episode 3 :: School Reunion
Tardisode 4
Episode 4 :: The Girl in the Fireplace
Tuesday
Tardisode 5
Episode 5 :: Rise of the Cybermen
Tardisode 6
Episode 6 :: The Age of Steel
Wednesday
Tardisode 7
Episode 7 :: The Idiot’s Lattern
Tardisode 8
Episode 8 :: The Impossible Planet
Tardisode 9
Episode 9 :: The Satan Pit
Thursday
Tardisode 10
Episode 10 :: Love & Monsters
Tardisode 11
Episode 11 :: Fear Her
Friday
Tardisode 12
Episode 12 :: Army of Ghosts
Tardisode 13
Episode 13 :: Doomsday
Saturday
Christmas Special :: The Runaway Bride

Week 3 :: Season 3
October 20 – October 26
Sunday
Episode 1 :: Smith and Jones
Episode 2 :: The Shakespeare Code
Monday
Episode 3 :: Gridlock
Episode 4 :: Daleks in Manhattan
Episode 5 :: Evolution of the Daleks
Tuesday
Episode 6 :: The Lazarus Experiment
Episode 7 :: 42
Wednesday
Episode 8 :: Human Nature
Episode 9 :: The Family of Blood
Thursday
Episode 10 :: Blink
Episode 11 :: Utopia
Friday
Episode 12 :: The Sound of Drums
Episode 13 :: Last of the Time Lords
Saturday
Christmas Special :: Voyage of the Damned

Week 4 :: Season 4
October 27 – November 2
Sunday
Episode 1 :: Partners in Crime
Episode 2 :: The Fires of Pompeii
Episode 3 :: Planet of the Ood
Monday
Episode 4 :: The Sontaran Stratagem
Episode 5 :: The Poison Sky
Tuesday
Episode 6 :: The Doctor’s Daughter
Episode 7 :: The Unicorn and The Wasp
Wednesday
Episode 8 :: Silence in the Library
Episode 9 :: Forest of the Dead
Thursday
Episode 10 :: Midnight
Episode 11 :: Turn Left
Friday
Episode 12 :: The Stollen Earth
Episode 13 :: Journey’s End
Minisode :: Music of the Spheres
Saturday
Christmas Special :: The Next Doctor
Special :: Planet of the Dead
Special :: The Waters of Mars
Minisode :: Dreamland

Week 5 :: Season 5
November 3 – November 9
Sunday
Special :: The End of Time part 1
Special :: The End of Time part 2
Monday
Episode 1 :: The Eleventh Hour
Minisode :: Meanwhile on the TARDIS part 1
Episode 2 :: The Beast Below
Episode 3 :: Victory of the Daleks
Tuesday
Episode 4 :: The Time of Angels
Episode 5 :: Flesh and Stone
Minisode :: Meanwhile on the TARDIS part 2
Episode 6 :: The Vampires of Venice
Wednesday
Episode 7 :: Amy’s Choice
Episode 8 :: The Hungry Earth
Episode 9 :: Cold Blood
Thursday
Episode 10 :: Vincent and the Doctor
Episode 11 :: The Lodger
Friday
Episode 12 :: The Pandorica Opens
Episode 13 :: The Big Bang
Saturday
Christmas Special :: A Christmas Carol

Week 6 :: Season 6
November 10 – November 16
Sunday
Minisode :: Space
Minisode :: Time
Prequel to Episode 1
Episode 1 :: The Impossible Astronaut
Episode 2 :: Day of the Moon
Monday
Prequel to Episode 3
Episode 3 :: The Curse of the Black Spot
Episode 4 :: The Doctor’s Wife
Tuesday
Episode 5 :: The Rebel Flesh
Episode 6 :: The Almost People
Prequel to Episode 7
Episode 7 :: A Good Man Goes to War
Minisode :: The Battle of Demon’s Run Two Days Later (produced with season 7.)
Wednesday
Prequel to Episode 8
Episode 8 :: Let’s Kill Hitler
Episode 9 :: Night Terrors
Thursday
Night and The Doctor (5 episodes) :: Bad Night, Good Night, First Night, Last Night, Up All Night
Episode 10 :: The Girl Who Waited
Episode 11 :: The God Complex
Friday
Episode 12 :: Closing Time
Prequel to Episode 13
Episode 13 :: The Wedding of River Song
Saturday
Prequel to Christmas Special
Christmas Special :: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe
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Week 7 :: Season 7
November 17 – November 22
Sunday
The Pond Life (5 episodes)
Prequel to Episode 1
Episode 1 :: Asylum of the Daleks
Episode 2 :: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
Prequel to Episode 3
Episode 3 :: A Town Called Mercy
Monday
Episode 4 :: The Power of Three
Episode 5 :: The Angels Take Manhattan
Minisode :: P.S.
Minisode :: The Great Detective
Minisode :: Vastra Investigates
Christmas Special :: The Snowmen
Tuesday
Prequel to Episode 6
Episode 6 :: The Bells of Saint John
Episode 7 :: The Rings of Akhaten
Episode 8 :: Cold War
Wednesday
Episode 9 :: Hide
Episode 10 :: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
Thursday
Episode 11 :: The Crimson Horror
Episode 12 :: Nightmare in Silver
Minisode :: She Said, He Said
Minisode :: Clarence and the Whispermen
Friday
The Name of The Doctor
Minisode :: Rain Gods
Minisode :: Clara and the TARDIS
Minisode :: The Inforarium

SATURDAY :: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR