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YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF EVERYTHING SPECULATIVE

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SciFly NYC // 90 // 🔥🔥🔥 Speculations

Weekly Events 8/19 - 8/25


Hey SciFly Readers!

Had a super long and fun weekend traveling to Long Island for a good friends party (and having every problem imaginable with the MTA, for real) and then hitting up Flamecon, my favorite queer Comic-con today in midtown.

Got home super late tonight to put together the newsletter, so going to leave you with some great photos and updates from the con!

If you have never been before, you should absolutely check it out next year!

Flamecon 2019  🦹‍♀️🦸🏽‍♂️


Flame Con, the world’s largest queer comic con, returns for its fifth year. Featuring a two-day comics, arts and entertainment expo, showcasing creators and special guests from all corners of the LGBTQ fandom. It features thoughtful discussions, exclusive performances, screenings, cosplay and more!

You can learn more about the con their website.

This year I only got to go the one day, so met up with my good friend Brian to hit up the Sunday events. There was such an amazing and bewildering array of costumes, gender and genre bending, cute queers, and the biggest merch floor I have seen there so far!

I got there a bit late (given transit issues on Saturday) so I met up with my friend and we immediately hit up the Bear Sailor Moon Lip Sync Battle, where we got to witness this hilarious scene.

❤️❤️❤️
 

Then I lost myself in the Merch room for an hour, ending up with some great new artwork. :D Also realized they accidentally gave me a vendor name-tag when people kept offering to do art-swaps! 🤣
 

Finally, we checked out a great class on 3D Printing for Cosplay, where the instructors live-modeled Majora's Mask in an hour, all while while showing us how to use ZBrush to do digital 3D sculpting for print and talking about how the 3D printing and cosplay communities were intersecting in interesting ways. It was super cool, will definitely have to check out the ZBrush, or the free beginner version, Sculptris they suggested and see what I can do. I want that mask!!! I also want to finally really learn to 3D print things.
 

We ended our day dodging between scaffoldings in KTown as it started to randomly pour, so we could warm up with some delicious korean food, including this giant bowl of deliciousness. We also might have visited the grocer. Where I found a hilarious new beverage! :D :D
 

Overall, it was a wonderful con and a great day. Now to go finish digesting that enormous plate of Korean food. 😓

Anyway, sorry for the short introduction this week, more introspection to come soon!
Thanks for listening, and read on to see this week's awesome events!

"The future is here, now let's distribute it." 
 

Doc Martens


SciFly is a design studio dedicated to leveraging speculative design and science fiction to imagine and prototype alternative futures enabled by today's emerging technology.
 
 
   
 
 
 

Events

Monday | 8/19

Tuesday | 8/20

Wednesday | 8/21

Thursday | 8/22

Friday | 8/23

Saturday | 8/24

Sunday | 8/25

OnGoing [classes, exhibits, shows etc.]

 

What I'm Reading

Here is a quick snapshot of my favorite books, podcasts, and articles this week.

Red Moon
by Kim Stanley Robinson

Police Are Collecting DNA From People Without Telling Them
by Victor Tangermann

Gifts to the Future: Design Reasoning, Design Research, and Critical Design Practitioners
by Janet McDonnel

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