Come to the nerdiest event on campus from Noon - 8 PM in Monroe Hall! We’ll have panels (mine are Avatar Advanced at 4 PM and Persona: Welcome to the Velvet Room at 6 PM, both in Monroe 210), NES Remix and Dance Dance Revolution tournaments, showings of Evangelion, Animaniacs, and Kim Possible, tabletop and TCG rooms, a cosplay contest, a Pokemon League, and Artist’s Alley, and more! Plus from 8 PM - 11 PM we’ll be moving to the Underground for our first Ani-Rave cosplay dance! You don’t want to miss it; for the final time this year, come fight the boredom with us!
And now, a GIF of me totally trolling my boyfriend with my water whip…
Mary Washicon 2014 is TOMORROW in Monroe Hall from Noon - 8 PM, with an Ani-rave from 8 - 11 PM! We’re spreading our pride today by tabling at the Nest from 11 AM - 1 PM, marching across campus starting at the Bell Tower at 5 PM, and then chalking campus after that. Come fight the boredom with us!
For the con I’m moderating two panels (both of which I just finished! :D): Avatar Advanced at 4 PM and Persona: Welcome to the Velvet Room at 6 PM, both in Monroe 210. There will also be NES Remix and Dance Dance Revolution tournaments, along with an entire video game room, a Pokemon League, a cosplay contest, showings of Evangelion, Animaniacs, and Kim Possible, a Tabletop and TCG room, an Artist’s Alley, and more! Don’t miss it!
To reiterate (and also because I need to use a Persona GIF):
Starting today, we’ll be at the Nest all week from 11 AM - 1 PM to promote Mary Washicon. Even better, there’ll be a banner that you can sign with your favorite quotes and references (like “Everything changed when Mary Washicon attacked”). As always, wear your nerd shirts and cosplay, bring your geek props and music, and fight the boredom! On Friday there will be another campus walk at 5 PM starting at the Bell Tower, and immediately after we’ll be chalking up campus with pride. We also should be painting the rock at some point. Come join us!
Mary Washicon is March 22 from Noon - 11 PM in Monroe Hall! I’m moderating two panels this year: Avatar Advanced at 4 PM and Persona: Welcome to the Velvet Room at 6 PM. There will also be video games with tournaments, including the Pokemon League, anime and cartoon showings, tabletop and TCG games, a cosplay contest and Ani-Rave cosplay dance, and more! Don’t miss it!
Then come to this year’s MARY WASHICON! We’ll be taking over Monroe Hall next Saturday March 22 from Noon - 8 PM with panels, video games and tournaments, anime and cartoon showings, a cosplay contest, and more. We’re even holding an Ani-rave cosplay dance in the Underground from 8 PM - 11 PM! I myself will be staffing the Dance Dance Revolution tourney, co-hosting the cosplay contest, and moderating two panels (Avatar Advanced and a yet to be named Persona panel, times TBD), so it should be an exciting day. ^-^
Sound like fun? Want to help us promote this awesome event? Reblog this post! We’re also doing campus marches on Friday March 13 (tomorrow) at 1 PM and 5 PM, starting at the Bell Tower. Come dressed in cosplay or nerdy shirts, bring props and/or geeky music, and get ready to fight the boredom! Finally, after the first march we’ll be creating and hanging a giant poster for Seacobeck at 2 PM; meet us outside the Washington Diner entrance if you want to join in on that. No artistic talent needed! Next week we’ll be chalking up campus and marching across campus next Friday March 21, same times and place as before. Basically for the next week or so we’re going to be like this (but hopefully not to this extreme):
Do you like rocking out with plastic instruments? Do you like stepping to the beat on a dance mat? Do you just like music and video games? If you said yes to any of these questions, come to Virtual Beats, sponsored by Video Game Club! This Saturday from 12 PM - 6 PM in Monroe, we’ll be featuring Dance Dance Revolution, Just Dance, DJ Hero, and Rock Band, all in one place. Easy songs are free, but if you want to show off to your adoring fans, hard songs are only 25 cents each, OR you can play 6 songs for $1. If you wanna rock n’ roll all night, gold passes for unlimited access are just $5.
Then from 6 PM - 8 PM, we’ll be hosting a “Battle of the Virtual Bands” Rock Band TOURNAMENT! Grab some buddies (or play alone), choose a score, and play to get the best score. Cost of entry is $6 per band, but if you show you’re the biggest rock star(s) of them all, you’ll get a whopping $36 in EagleOne to split among your band members. Get clothes from the bookstore, food at McDonalds, snacks at the vending machines, and more, all just by jamming with your friends. Not bad, huh?
We’ll be selling gold passes and tournament entries today, tomorrow, and Friday at The Nest from 11 AM - 1 PM if you would like to purchase them in advance. If you want stop by for more information, that’s fine too! Or just to talk to us. We’re pretty awesome people. :) Come rock out with us!
Knowing me I’m probably going to have to rush out of rehearsal to get to at least the tournament, but I’ll be there! :)
I figured the more people I shared this with, the more I would feel obligated to update it, so here it is: my college senior project. I’m playing the Female Choragos in University of Mary Washington’s production of Lysistrata, and my goal is to blog about my experiences after every rehearsal. I will also be researching and performing a character analysis on the Female Choragos. Hope all of you enjoy.
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead’s final performance is today at 2:30 PM in University of Mary Washington’s Studio 115. This will be one of the most difficult productions ever for me to see end; it’s been a wild ride and an crazy experience. I’ve been honored to direct such talented actors and technicians. When I watch the production for the last time today, I hope to let everything go and truly be engrossed in Dog Sees God. It’s the last time I’ll get the chance.
This is normally where I say “see you on the other side,” but as a director of her first full-length production, I’ll simply say this to my cast and crew: Break a Leg.
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead continues performances tonight at 7:30 PM in University of Mary Washington’s Studio 115! Remember to arrive early in order to recieve tickets, as they are free but very limited. Opening night was completely sold out. Also, if you are enrolled in a theatre course you might be required to see the production; talk to your professor about it and enjoy the show!
If you are interested in seeing Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead…
It should be noted that there are portions in this show that could potentially be triggering for some people. (Thanks eddymorino for pointing this out with his own TW.) I’m going to put them under a read more in order to avoid spoiling anything.
Performances are tonight at 5 PM, next Friday at 7:30 PM, and next Saturday at 2:30 PM. Come see it. :)
On September 6, 2013, I held auditions for a little show called Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal. Almost 5 months later, on January 23, 2014, we finished our final dress rehearsal. I’m not ashamed to say that I cried, and I know I will be bawling on opening night.
Much like Charlie Brown/CB himself, we were the underdogs. For me, this was my first time directing a full-length piece. For many of the actors, this was their first time acting in the UMW Department of Theatre & Dance, either because they were freshmen or non-majors who wanted to try college theatre. Our production has the largest cast out of four at eight actors, and all of them have been extremely dedicated. They’ve worked through late night rehearsals, last minute schedules, and other’s conflicts, acting like professionals throughout. Most importantly, every single actor has grown in some way; I am honored to have been the cause of at least part of that.
One of the biggest themes I try to emphasize through this production is the idea of finding oneself, as many of the characters do. Coincidentally enough, I too found myself through this process, although for me it was more of my directing style. I’m a director who likes to collaborate with her actors; I want to know their opinions on things, because I have been in their shoes. I enjoy experimenting and encourage actors to give me options while I do the same: if one idea doesn’t work, we’ll try something else. I’m grateful knowing that I’m in control of something, especially through a rather crazy semester.
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead opens tonight at 5 PM in Studio 115, with two more performances next Friday at 7:30 PM and next Saturday at 2:30 PM. It should be a great two weeks and tickets are free, but they’re very limited, so it’s advised to show up around an hour before in order to receive one.
To my actors: don’t be nervous (I need to take this advice)! You all have worked several months on this production; now’s the time to leave everything out on the stage. Believe in yourselves and help each other out and you will be great. I love you all.
My followers must be sick of these by now, but I’ve gotta promo on the UMW tags!
(Graphic not mine. :P)
I’m directing my first full-length production at UMW this semester, which is Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead! Performance dates are January 25th at 5 PM, January 31st at 7:30 PM, and February 1st at 2:30 PM in Studio 115 (duPont Hall room 115). Tickets are free, but since the theater is small (plus the cast and I’ve been promoting like mad), you’ll need to come early in order to receive a ticket. It’s hard to believe the production that we’ve been working on since October is finally opening on Saturday, but I think I can speak for everyone when I say we’re super excited for you to see it.
(You should also go see Almost Maine, Hold Please, and The Pillowman performing those same weekends. Just saying.)
Obligatory Charlie Brown directing GIF. I promise I’m not like this.
Our Van’s Sister (residentfaggot) is right here on tumblr, along with CB (falcon_in_the_dive), CB’s Sister (toknowbymo), and Tricia (missugmagius). Why not send them some broken legs they can see after today’s technical rehearsal? Performances for Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead are January 25th at 5 PM, January 31st at 7:30 PM, and February 1st at 2 PM. All will be at University of Mary Washington in Studio 115. Tickets are free, but seating is extremely limited, so you MUST arrive early in order to secure yourself a ticket.
My name's Courtney. You probably know me as 1JennyFan in the Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra, Glee, and other fandoms. Kataang from A:TLA and Klaine from Glee are my OTPs, and my favorite fictional characters are Kurt Hummel, Blaine Anderson, the Fearsome Foursome (Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph), and Korra. I'm also a Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, and Janet Varney fangirl. And I'm a theatre major/theatre dork. Yay.
I officially talked to Chris Colfer in Watch What Happens Live on July 18, 2012! Here's the video and transcript!