Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ad Astra 2009 - Burlesque, Steampunk, and Alcoholic Cupcakes

Ad Astra passed about a week ago, and thanks to the dashing Kenneth Shelley, I was invited to perform and promote myself and the upcoming Babes in Space The Sequel: The Wrath of Thong (my yearly Star Trek vs Star Wars burlesque show)

Kenneth. I told you he was Dashing. Photo by Tina Olah

The duration of the convention saw me seated beside the beautiful Emi Joy Lim, of the webseries Trapped in Terra, and Todd Clark of the Toronto Steampunk Society. Hilariously, Emi recognized me from an audition I did for the webseries way back when I first moved to Toronto. Seems the character I auditioned for is coming up in this season. Hmm...will I get a callback?

Emi Joy Lim and Todd ClarkPhoto by Tina Olah

Todd is just dashing. He certainly helped pimp out our wonderfully alcoholic cupcakes, made by the same Brook Alviano that spends hours sewing the amazing costumes that Obskyura and I (among others) remove.

Below is a photo after my performance. Clearly, I have been photobombed.

No, I'm not wearing anything behind that fan.
Costume by 3B Artistry

Also making up some of the amazing company was Adam Smith, the Epic Dude* of the Canadian National Steampunk Exhibition, which will be running for the first time in Toronto. You should go. Adam can always be counted on as a repository of information (and occasionally, delicious booze). I may live in his pocket.

Kristen Thoms, pictured below, was my saviour and glorious companion for the convention. She may or may not have used that gun, and her feminine wiles, to pander cupcakes like the fiend she is. Look out for her bits on stage, if I have any say in the matter.

~ Red Herring

* Not his actual title. Should be, however.

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