This is the outfit I wore to a geeky meetup at San Diego ComicCon on Saturday: my Little Black Dress (LBD) with buttons in front, handknitted beret, ancient belt from Esprit (are they still in business?), cartoony leggings, Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars in tribute to Doctor Who, and a geeky writers pin that says “Write Hard, Die Free” (allusion to Hell’s Angels).
The meetup itself was awesomely fun! Hosted by Stephen Johnson and John Holzer of NewBrewThursday, it began with a taping with guest Tom Merritt of twit.tv, formerly of cnettv.com. Later Molly Wood, Tom’s cnet co-host of BuzzOutLoud, showed up, along with other podcasting luminaries such as Eileen Rivera, Lynn Fu and Josh Lawrence from biteclubshow.com and Mark and Nicole Spagnolo from TheWoodWhisperer and Ladies of LEET (or is that L33T?). I confess to minor thrills when being recognized as RogueTess (“You were on BuzzOutLoud!”). 😉 This is my Flickr set of the meetup. There are many others out there.
Philanthropy connection: The Uniform Project has just released a new iteration of the LBD in a slightly different fabric AND the pattern! Buyers have the option to purchase the pattern alone ($20) or in a kit with two yards of the new fabric ($50). All this benefits Akanksha’s School Project for educating girls in India.