Should I come in full steampunk dress?

Should you? That’s up to you, honestly. Do you HAVE to? The answer to that is a resounding NO! Just like not everyone who likes steampunk reads books with a steampunk setting, Steampunk is not just about the dress-up part (though many people enjoy it and have a great time putting together the “just right” outfit or prop!) If you’ve got it- flaunt it! If you want to come to the event in your regular daily wear, that’s awesome too!
But if you haven’t pulled together an outfit that you feel shows off your inner steampunk, you’ll never find a better time to get creative and try it out. Don’t worry about whether you’re “steampunk enough”, either. We’ve seen people pull off a perfect and visually recognizable steampunk look with jeans and a vest over a t-shirt. If you’re just starting out and have any questions or need some advice, message us!

Mostly though, remember to dress comfortably and prepare for heat or cold. And a lot of walking- so bring comfortable shoes!



Costumes with Weapons at Comic-Con?


No functional weapons are allowed at Comic-Con International.

Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as a part of your costume subject to prior approval by security and compliance with the following:

  • All costume weapons must be inspected at the security station in Lobby E.
  • All costume weapons must conform to state and federal law.
  • Projectile costume weapons must be rendered inoperable.
  • Costume swords will be tied to your costume in such a way that they can’t be drawn.
  • After each person’s costume weapon has been checked, it is tagged by security and you will be given a wristband to wear to designates that your weapons have been checked. Security will escort you to the security station for inspection if your costume weapon is not tagged.

If you do not want to have your costume weapons inspected or tagged, or you are not willing to comply with the foregoing, please do not bring your costume weapons.


You just gave birth your 8th daughter, how was the 18th pregnancy compared to your 1st?

As with any first time birth experience you might have fear of the unknown. As we approach each birth there are still the concerns of the unknowns such as the labor and delivery, each one has been different but having had the experience over and over does help some. Each time we have prayed for the health of mom and baby, and asked for a healthy, easy delivery.(As much as possible when were talking about labor!) I’ve had three C-sections, one with our second birth, twins, Jana and John-David, with our 15th, Jackson and with Jordyn-Grace. All the rest have been vaginal births, 13 of which have been VBAC’s. (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) We were hoping to have another VBAC with this last delivery.

I would say the greatest change that I have seen in the field of obstetrics, and I might add that it is very troubling to me, is the idea that once you’ve had a C-section you must have a C-section for any other pregnancy. It is much healthier for mom and baby to avoid major surgery and all the complications that go along with a C-section if possible. Granted, there are health situations that would warrant such, but for years obstetrics encouraged TOL (Trial Of Labor after previous C-section) with many successful healthy vaginal births. It was quite alarming to be told that I could no longer have a vaginal birth due to hospital or insurance companies regulations. It appears that what is best for the patient is not the priority with this decision. I feel our health care is being jeopardized by this unhealthy approach. Doctors are having to tell their patients that they no longer offer VBAC assistance due to hospital regulations and some might even state to the patient that they are not safe so as to avoid confrontation. Statistics prove much differently. For the many women that find themselves in this situation, ICAN is an organization that is very helpful in gaining more information on this topic. One of which I believe will be reversed in the near future as more women make a clear statement to health care providers and insurance companies as to how they would prefer to deliver there babies in a safer, healthier manner. (Now I will step off my soapbox!)

We are thankful our hospital allows trying a VBAC as long as they have an anesthesialogist on hand in case there is an emergency. On Thursday, December 18th we went to get Michelle checked by the doctor after Michelle had been having labor pains throughout the night. The doctor checked her and said she was dialated to about 4cm, but the baby was transverse like her brother Jackson had been.

Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar had to be delivered via C–section. We are thankful Jordyn-Grace is healthy and Michelle is recovering quickly.


Why are Goths depressed?

Not all Goths are depressed, just as not all cheerleaders are airheads, not all nerds are ugly, not all surfers are bums with long blond hair. These are stereotypes, which are often very harmful to other people. Granted, some Goths are depressed, but so are non-Goths. There is no empirical data that suggests that people who are involved in Goth culture are more depressed than people involved in any other culture.


Is a vampire safe going to a regular medical doctor, or can they conceal their vampirism?

Depends. If they went for a check up, probably. If they needed blood tests or tissue test … then maybe. If just regular blood tests probably, but if going for any sort of DNA test, including Parental testing, the differences in DNA might catch the attention of the Lab worker.


What are queer vampires?

The term ‘queer vampire’ is a hard one to exactly define. In general, vampires are considered to be creatures of legend who drink the blood, vitality, energy or some other ‘essence’ of mortals. While the most popular type of vampire drinks blood, there are others that may feed off of sexual energy, psychic energy, youth, fertility, or even mother’s milk.

With how imprecise the term vampire is, queer is even more so. In general, queer refers to those who have a sexual or affectional preference for those of the same sex, or who have personal characteristics that cross gender boundaries. However, due to the nature of many vampire movies and books, we may not know what exactly the characters are thinking. Because of this, some of the items mentioned in this site may only have strong homoerotic appeal.

The purpose of this site is not to ‘out’ characters, nor to define what is and isn’t queer. If items are included because of implied interest or homoeroticism, that will be stated. It is then up to the individual viewer/reader/surfer to decide whether or not it is a queer item.


How did you become an impersonator for Stevie Nicks?

I grew up in Arizona. As I grew older many people would stop to say how much I looked like Stevie. A woman I worked with shared how popular look-a-like shows were in Arizona and they paid top dollar for great entertainment. I entered a contest and placed third in it. After that one performance, my career soared as an impersonator.


What do Vegetarians and Vegans do for Thanksgiving?

Vegetarians and vegans enjoy all the same Thanksgiving pleasures as everyone else does, minus the turkey. There is an abundance of delicious vegetarian and vegan Thanksgiving food options available. Click here for compassionate Thanksgiving recipes.


How should I set about growing a handlebar moustache?

The problem for most of our members when trying to answer this question is that it is many years since we started to grow our moustaches, and we find it hard to remember how we went about it. I think that at first I only grew the hair on my upper lip, then as it started to get longer I let the “growing area” spread outwards! But it is entirely up to you. The important thing is that you should feel “comfortable” with the way it looks (even if the itchiness is a bit uncomfortable!)

The biggest decision will come when the hair in the centre of the lip starts to grow long and begins to get messy whenever you are drinking soup. At that point some people trim it to keep it short in the centre. However, if you can survive the messy stage (that is when the hair is starting to grow but isn’t long enough to brush to the sides), it is worth letting it all grow so you can train the hair to grow out sideways in order to achieve a more traditional shape. More>


How should I behave with an escort?

You should behave with an escort like you would behave with your date. Don’t forget that she is a human and she deserves respect and your care. Please try to be polite, generous and kind to your escort to earn a better rating. This is not allowed because of few reasons the most important being the abuse of an email id or telephone by anyone that can be very disturbing to an individual and the other being the email id susceptible to spam and virus attacks.