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Jul. 10th, 2016

08:30 pm - Rar

Hypothetical Muppet Rarsuit

Uncle Deadly (1970s 'tattered' version)
8(100.0%)
Blind Pew
0(0.0%)

Jan. 10th, 2016

09:57 pm - Next Rarsuit Revisited

Alien Xenomorph vs Uncle Deadly was the question. I had put it to a vote, and Uncle Deadly was slightly in the lead. But then a friend pointed something out that kinda sealed it…

ALL of my rarsuits have had goatees. Scabrous. Kingsford. Fu Ming. Krampus. Iso. And the Chutney dragon currently in progress. (Spark is an exception because half robot, and Jazzy isn't a rarsuit.)

Xenomorphs don't have goatees (and if they did, would they have a second tiny goatee on the inner jaw?). Uncle Deadly does have one. End of discussion.

09:45 pm - Digi/WETA Legs and FurCon Stuff

Oh hey! Was gathering things for the con, realized I still have a set of Digilegs (aka WETA Legs) stilts that I'd been looking to sell or trade. I'd rather not pack them speculatively...they're somewhat large and heavy...but if anyone's very genuinely interested in moving on these, I'll bring 'em.

Info and stuff at www.digilegs.com . These are the "taller" size (knee-to-ankle of 420-500 mm), with "small" calf (340-390 mm). I'm 6'0", 175#...these will not work on shorter and/or significantly heavier people.

New, the stilts are a bit over $1000 after shipping and import duty. These have a little use after having walked around the park a few times, so adjust accordingly. Taking serious offers (including trades toward other rarsuity commissiony stuff, etc.), send a note if interested. I'll be at FurCon, can deliver in person.

FC2016 PANELS I'M HOSTING:

Sat. 5:00 to 6:30pm: Costume Electronics: The Very Basics
Marriott: Blossom Hill I/II/III (third floor meeting rooms)
(Introductory stuff for people who've never electronic'd before.)

Sun. 1:00 to 2:30pm: Rarsuit Show & Yell!
SJCC room 114 (lower floor, leftmost room near registration)
(Costuming panel/meet-n-greet/fun-n-games for MONSTERS!)

Sun. 5:00 to 6:30pm: More Costume Electronics: Light It Up!
Marriott: Blossom Hill I/II/III (third floor meeting rooms)
(Second electronics panel w/deeper focus on LEDs, EL wire, NeoPixels, etc.)

Dec. 27th, 2015

12:42 am - Next Rarsuit

Poll #2031921 Next Rarsuit

Next Rarsuit

Alien Xenomorph
4(33.3%)
Uncle Deadly
6(50.0%)
Other (please specify in comments)
2(16.7%)

Dec. 9th, 2015

12:35 am - FurCon Schedule-Like Stuffs

These are the final dates, times and locations.

Sat. 5:00 to 6:30pm: Costume Electronics: The Very Basics
Marriott: Blossom Hill I/II/III (third floor meeting rooms)
(Introductory stuff for people who've never electronic'd before.)

Sun. 1:00 to 2:30pm: Rarsuit Show & Yell!
SJCC room 114 (lower floor, leftmost room near registration)
(Costuming panel/meet-n-greet for MONSTERS!)

Sun. 5:00 to 6:30pm: More Costume Electronics: Light It Up!
Marriott: Blossom Hill I/II/III (third floor meeting rooms)
(Second electronics panel w/deeper focus on LEDs, EL wire, NeoPixels, etc.)

Jun. 25th, 2015

11:42 pm - FurCon Panel Stuff

So! FurCon panel submissions opened recently. I had fun hosting a couple panels for the first time last year, learned a lot from the experience and think I'd like to go again.

It's early yet and there's time to hash out some quality content. Still, with only so many hours in the day I'll need to narrow my focus. So here's a request: rather than checking every box that sounds maybe-interesting, really try to picture yourself on 'con time' -- maybe it's Sunday morning and you're a little out of it from partying -- would you still make an effort to attend? I'm NOT saying it WILL be at this time, but you never know, so let's use that scenario as a litmus test. What really grabs you?

Other ideas welcome. Also, if you'd been planning to host a panel with an overlapping topic, that's great, let me know in the comments...we can either coordinate to avoid redundancy between panels or combine efforts for a single thing.

Thanks!

Poll #2015170 FurCon Panel Ideas

What panel topic(s) would get you out of bed at 10am to attend?

Rarsuit Show & Yell (aka 'Rarsuit Roundtable' last year)
7(25.9%)
Electronics for costumers (just-starting-out '101' intro stuff)
5(18.5%)
Electronics for costumers (various more advanced topics -- breadth rather than depth)
2(7.4%)
Electronics for costumers (single topic in depth -- e.g. LEDs, sound, Arduino -- please comment)
7(25.9%)
3D printing (basics, again with a costuming emphasis)
5(18.5%)
Other (please comment)
1(3.7%)

May. 4th, 2015

05:51 pm - Question for gamer friends…

Poll #2010168 Question for gamer friends…

Which would be more amusing and/or more awesomer?

Talking d20
4(50.0%)
Bluetooth d20
3(37.5%)
NEITHER ONE, STFU N00B!
1(12.5%)

Jan. 9th, 2015

06:52 pm - FS/FT: Digilegs stilts (aka Weta Legs)

(Crossposted to rarsuit community)

Reminder: Rarsuit Roundtable @ FurCon! Saturday 2pm, Blossom Hill I (Marriott 3rd floor)

So! I've got these digitigrade stilts. Sometimes called Weta Legs...though Weta ultimately declined to produce them, ownership reverted to the inventors, and the stilts are now sold by Area 51 as Digilegs.

Been fun and interesting, but I decided they're too unwieldy for costumes I had in mind. So if someone wants to buy them, I'd entertain offers...this includes trades with rarsuit makers.

Info and stuff at www.digilegs.com . These are the "taller" size (knee-to-ankle of 420-500 mm), with "small" calf (340-390 mm). I'm 6'0", 175#...these will not work on shorter and/or significantly heavier people.

New, the stilts are around $900 USD, plus ~$150 for shipping and ~$70 import duty. These have been walked around the park a few times, so adjust accordingly. Taking serious offers (including trades, partial trades, etc.), send a note if interested. I'll be at FurCon, can deliver in person.

Jan. 2nd, 2015

10:47 pm - Rarsuits and Cons and Stuff

I can only carry so much. It should include...

Fu Ming
4(19.0%)
Jazzy
3(14.3%)
Krampus
6(28.6%)
Scabrous
6(28.6%)
Spark
2(9.5%)

Oct. 25th, 2014

06:35 pm - Okay, so I’m like 12…

…but I still think these headlines are hilarious. And I suspect reporters are intentionally using tangentially scatological phrases (“scoop up,” etc.) about it on purpose. Because butte nugget.

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