Welcome to the first 5 Fandom Friday for 2015. I missed last week’s because I was busy eating pizza and enjoying the Boxing Day sales, but I’m back! This week’s topic is:
My New Years Fandom Resolutions.
1. Start saving for a trip to Disneyland
At 29 years of age, I have never been overseas. I’ve never even been on a plane. And I feel so jealous when I look at blog posts from American bloggers like Magic Cat Jenny or Le Fancy Geek who live close to Disneyland and visit all the time.
I’d really love to travel overseas in the next couple of years. And I’d particularly like to visit Disneyland in either America or Hong Kong. So this year I think it’s about time that I started saving my pennies and working towards making that dream a reality.
2. Work on more geeky crochet projects.
It’s been a while since I added a new geeky item to my etsy store, despite having pages and pages of ideas brewing. This year I’d really like to flex my creative muscles and create some new geeky designs, drawing inspiration from Harry Potter, Dr Who, the Nintendo characters and Disney. I’m currently in the process of designing a Yoshi hat, so this resolution is already off and rolling!
3. Frame and display my fan art
I’ve got a rapidly-growing collection of amazing fan art pieces and none of them are framed. I’ve got pieces from Megan Lara, Stewart McKenny and Chris McQuinlan just gathering dust, which is a crying shame. Now that I’m settled into my flat, I’d really like to get them properly framed and display them.
4. Go to Beta Bar
Beta Bar is a kick-ass gaming bar that is run by some friends of my brother’s. It’s a pop-up bar that opens in different locations all around Melbourne. The venue is studded with arcade games for you to play. You can also rent board games from The Amoury to play with your friends. I really want to make the effort to head down to the city to attend a Beta Bar event. I just think it would be great fun as well as an awesome way to meet new people.
5. Create at least one new cosplay.
It’s been a long time since I’ve created a new cosplay costume, and I’d really like to make at least one this year. I’m thinking of dressing as Roxy Richter from Scott Pilgrim Vs The World or debuting my Susan Sto Helit costume at a convention this year.
Do you have any fandom goals for this year? Feel free to share yours in the comments or link to your own 5 Fandom Friday post.