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The Philly RHPS
Con was held October 18-19, 2002, at the Best Western (Can we sue them for
false advertising? Henceforth, we ought to call them Worst Western)
Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It wasn't the most organized con, but most
people had fun -- in fact, several people I know who usually have issues with
each other seemed to be getting along just fine. I was calling it the Age of
Aquarius; naturally, though, as soon as people got back home and got onto
the newsgroup, that changed
pretty fast. Still, we have those peace 'n love memories of Philadelphia
Freedom Rock... Heh, too bad Uncle wasn't there in Elton John mode.
"Philadelphia freedom took me knee-high to a man..." Uh-huh, right
Elton, what are you doing down there?
But I digress. I was there with my new digital camera, with plenty of space on
the compact flash card, and batteries that were almost dead. Ooops. So here's
what I've got that isn't too dark or blurry to fix. As always, I'm horrible at
remembering names and placing them to faces; so if any captions need to be added
or corrected, just email me.
Other people with pictures from Philly: [ Erica | Kelly (BGs Refugee) | Quad | Satanic Mechanics | Scott James | Sheri Rosensweig | Randy Brown 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 ]
I started with these two because Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love (and
Sisterly too, Magenta, don't get your panties in a twist). At left are Ron
Maxwell and Kevin Boycik as Brad Majors and Farley Flavors, orphaned twin
brothers re-united after many years apart. Also seperated at birth, but loving
the same bumblebee-motif color scheme, are Arthur Levesque (me) and Bill Brennan
as Ryoga Hibiki (Ranma 1/2) and Bert Schnik. I like the reflection off
of his cane, it looks like a light saber. I suspect I may have just inspired a
new round of fanfiction from Bill...
The Q&A room was the location of much drinking (my infamous punch, and lesser
libations) and game-playing. Apples
To Apples is a scrumptulescent game that I suspect will appear at
many cons in the future (go here for blank cards).
The games played in our room didn't require any stripping, though there were
many victory dances and people falling off of the bed...
Random hallway madness (from left to right): A man auto-fellating his
balloon-sculptured naughy bits, Linda Brennan after spankin' da wyne, a
hoopy girl (Tori Halperin of Satanic Mechanics) who knows where her towel is,
and a pair of panties stuck in the Horse Brutality Suite door.
Random hallway babes! From left to right, top to bottom: Babs, Taccarra
Burrell of Satanic Mechanics, ???, Erica of Satanic Mechanics,
Adama, Nina and Sky (the head of RKO's Official Groupies)
Of course, it's this sort of sadomasochistic knees-bent running around advancing
behavior in the hallways that really upset the little old ladies who were
unwitting and unwilling members of the Philly RHPS Con...
surprised everyone by being at the con.
CENTER: I'm going to go waaaaaaaay out on a limb and guess that this Geo that
I saw in the parking lot belongs to Fred...
makes another con appearance, with Paisley Fedora of the Pink Invaders.
The many faces (and cool socks) of Outcast Spice
One face of Sherri "Mom" Timmerman and two of Q
The face of Reginald Maudlin
The convention also marks the end of an era -- Sal Piro's closet is empty (I can
say that with a straight face, really). He raffled and auctioned away the last
of his rare Rocky memoribilia.