Work In Progress: PAX Prime Video Game Convention Bound

pax prime video game convention - Rae Gun Ramblings

Every year a group of us head out to PAX Prime a huge video game convention held in Seattle, Washington. We, Rotten Musicians, play shows along the way and then pop in to experiences and document the awesome geekiness that is PAX. I love it. While it would be totally poser-ish for me to claim to be a gamer I do enjoy watching others play video games and I absolutely love the gaming culture. But playing along side some people yelling “drop out drop out” ;) no I’d rather be a spectator and play just a little. I think part of my love of video games are the stories. Do you know there are TONS of YA book authors that started out in the video game industry (ahem Margaret Stohl and Marie Lu for example). It makes total sense if you think of the world making that goes into both games and YA lit.

pax prime preparations - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’m am getting so freaking excited for PAX but this year I want to make myself a few game inspired outfits. See this fits both my Sew My Stash goal and my holy moly every one is dressed up I want to play too goal.  So this is the stack of some of what will be going into my little outfits. I know for sure that I want to make a Ms. Pac-Man dress. I’ve got this more or less planned in my head first because my husband is crazy good at Ms. Pac-Man and I just think the imagery in the games is cool and classic. Then I really want a Mario shirt or something I haven’t sorted this out completely yet. And I’m toying around with a third. Let’s hope I can get them done.

Cosplay and Nerdcore at Pax Prime - Rae Gun Ramblings

And just since it’s so so fun here are some of my favorite shots of last year at PAX so you can get the full picture. I love all the cosplayers and seeing the families.

Video Game COnvention Pax - Rae Gun Ramblings

We always love the nerdcore sessions since we have a bunch of video game inspired geek songs. And it’s so fun meeting the designers of the games and seeing what they are working on. But I think my absolute favorite is seeing all the new indie games that are coming out. It’s a fun adventure and I can’t wait for it to be time to head up to PAX again but first I’ve got some sewing to do.


What’s for Dinner: Week #145 and Lately in Awesome Divergent Movie, KIDS, Reached and a new Outlet Mall

So I am once again a failure. I do not have any fresh pasta and frankly I don’t feel like making it today. I have a sneaky bookish crafty plan of awesomeness planned for today. I hope I can pull it off. I will be sharing sneak peeks on my old Instagram as I go.

Day Main Meal Goals (Veggies, Whole Grain, Fish)
Sunday Acorn Squash and Sausage Grains and nuts: granola bars
Veggies: Salads and peas
Fish: tilapia
Monday White Chili and Cornbread
Tuesday Egg Sandwiches
Wednesday Ravioli
Thursday Eat Out
Friday Pork Costeletta,  Mashed Potatoes, and Peas
Saturday Pasta…maybe? ;)

I was thinking of doing a little “lately in awesome” shout out every once in a while, I’m not going to comment to it’s regularity because as the pasta and the last few months have proved I’M.A.BIG.FAT.LIAR. But I’ve got a few awesome tidbits from around the interweb to share with you today.

  • You know how they are making a movie out of the Divergent books by Veronica Roth that I LOVE? Well Shailene Woodley, who I knew from The Secret Life of the American Teenager was cast as Tris. Now in my opinion Amy Jurgens is one of the most obnoxious characters out there so I was a little nervous about the pick. So I added The Descendents movie to my netflix queue and after watching it I think I can see Tris in her. I hope she/they do a good job. Remember how nervous I was about Jennifer and The Hunger Games but I think she made a great Katniss. Here’s where Veronica talked about the Divergent Movie news.
  •  Jessica of Me Sew Crazy has two bits of awesomeness I want to share. First is her Kids Inspiration and Design Series she has going on her blog. All about getting the kiddos involved in the design process and working from their inspiration. I has be so fun to read. You should definitely check it out Second she was featured on Bernina’s We All Sew you can read the write up here. Congrats friend!
  • And this hasn’t happened quite yet but this Tuesday I along with many others including friends from The Broke and The Bookish and Housewife Eclectic will be heading to King English’s released party for Ally Condie’s Reached, the final book in her Matched series. If you’re int he SLC area and enjoy her books you should swing by and definitely say hi. You can get all the details here.
  • Finally Utah County is getting a new outlet mall. I’ll be heading down for the grand opening of the Traverse Outlets this Thursday. Vanessa from Our Thrifty Ideas posted a whole big fancy thing about it , you should join us or check it out later this weekend since it sounds like they have loads of fun things scheduled see her post here..