|Miranda's the inspiration for one of the main characters in my WIP, actually|
I managed to get at least one picture of each performer, but honestly, I'm not a great photographer. I'm the kind of person who has so much fun at an event that I forget to take any pictures, then kick myself afterwards. These are the best quality ones I took. I wish I could've taken more, but I was seriously so enthralled by most of the performances that I literally forgot to clap and cheer sometimes, let alone take pics.
|Diana Xiana Moon as Elizabeth from BioShock|
|Kamrah as Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII|
|Lee Na-Moo as Ermac from Mortal Kombat|
|Michi Trota as The Assassin from Assassin's Creed|
I was so tense throughout this routine! So freakin' cool.
|Gaea Lady as Poison Ivy (Batman villain)|
|Lee Na-Moo as Mario|
|Michi Trota as the Last Starfighter|
|Kamrah as the Nurse from Silent Hill|
THIS PERFORMANCE. I never thought that the carefully controlled movements of belly-dancing would pair so well with the terrifying movements of the nurse from Silent Hill, but holy crap. Miranda literally had her mouth hanging open this entire performance. Ah-mazing.
|Gaea Lady as Jade from Mortal Kombat|
|Diana Xiana Moon as Wookie|
I was really excited to see Michi Trota there, because she's a contact I've been wanting to make for a while. A feminist Filipino woman heavily involved in the geek community and using her platform to push for more diversity and #ownvoice creators? Sign me up. I managed to introduce myself and give her a business card without being too awkward (I hope). Since my WIP is about a Fil-Am amateur sleuth solving a murder at a comic book convention, I'd love to get her insights. Fingers crossed, but I know she's a very busy woman.
The girly bonding, nerd-themed drinks, and geeky dance performances were enough to make a pretty fantastic night, but what I loved most of all was that this was a charity event with partial proceeds going to I Need Diverse Games, a non-profit I hadn't known about, but now wholeheartedly support (donated on Patreon). The founder of I Need Diverse Games came out to explain what the organization was, and I not only loved her passion, I also loved that she was decked out in Mass Effect swag.
In case you were wondering, the Mass Effect series is my 3rd favorite video game series, with the first two positions being held by the Persona series (Persona 4 Golden is my shit) and the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney series (maximum ridiculosity).
...nobody was wondering, were they?
Anyways, their next show is in June and has a space/sci-fi theme. Think I might have to check that one out as well ^^