Just by chance today I happened on a most enchanting little festival happening almost outside our door. Coronation Park in the Norwood Grove area of St. Boniface was playing host to a gathering of creative thinkers and free spirits.
As you all should know by now that I am a proud card-carrying geek of some renown and am always ready to explore what ever festival or convention comes my way. Today’s gathering had three main themes bringing many different classes of geeks, costume players and costumers together. Steampunk, Pirates and good ol’ fashioned fantasy enthusiasts.
Everyone seemed to be having a great time mingling in the steamy afternoon heat in between the hourly thunder storms that have been passing though the area today. Mosquitoes and rain can’t keep a good geek down for long and as soon as a shower had passed everyone seemed eager to mingle about again.
Normally as a blogger I try to stay a fly on the wall, just observing and not really becoming part of the action. But today was one of those rare opportunities where I got to mingle and talk with people about their motivations and great costumes.
Here in pictures is a bit of what I saw this afternoon.
Entering Coronation Park in St. Boniface. Everyone seems to be coming back out after the clouds have passed.
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Posted in Geek Out!, Why Winnipeg Rocks!, Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On
Tagged Barony of Castle Rouge, Captain Jack Sparrow, Coronation Park, Costume Play, Costumes, Elves, Fantasy, Geek, Geeks and Nerds, Glen Campbell, Knights, Norwood Grove, Pirates, Popular culture, Rhinestone Cowboy, Saint Boniface, Society for Creative Anachronism, St Boniface, Steampunk, Subcultures, Victorian era, Winnipeg
Since the new year is now fully upon us, I have finally had a chance to look at some of the hundreds of pictures that I took from my Christmas vacation.
I know that many of you may have expected a Dungeons and Dragons themed post today with a title like I have today, but before my memories of Christmas fade here is a look at Winnipeg in the heart of the season.
Bright lights and Snowy Streets:
The people of Winnipeg tend to embrace winter like no other place I have lived. Let’s face facts when you live in a city that is covered in snow and ice for roughly a third of the year, it’s the only way to go. Lights and decorations also play a big part in celebrating the holidays. Families go all out so that Santa knows exactly where to land.
Driving down Polar Bear Lane Christmas Eve
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Tagged Canada, Children, Christmas, Christmas Diorama, Christmas Eve, Christmas Lights, Christmas Stockings, Elves, Holidays, Manitoba, Milk and Cookies, North Pole, River Heights, Santa Claus, Winnipeg