For once, it's not about my tea party (though that post will come in a few days)!Swap Meet Info!ugly_kitties
and I will be hosting a Lolita swap meet on Saturday, July 21st at 6:30pm
, shortly after the Lolita Fashion 202 panel. It will be in the lobby of the Sheraton Inner Harbor
, which is connected to the Baltimore Convention Center via the skywalk, and is number 6 on this map
. Please bring anything you'd like to trade, though, as the event is not being held inside the Baltimore Convention Center, sales are welcome, too. Brand, indie brand, nonbrand, and DIY items are welcome, but please bring only lolita or boy style items; though all forms of lolita are welcome (as are kodona, ouji, dandy, and aristocrat), we reserve the right to tell you that your Hot Topic dress is not acceptable and ask you to please put it away, so use your best judgment. We will also be monitoring quality of DIY items--basically, if it wouldn't be allowed here, please don't bring it.
An end time has not been determined, but I'd imagine it will be over fairly quickly--probably no longer than an hour for all items to be traded/sold and bragged about--so please be prompt (or don't, but don't whine when the best things are picked over!). This way we can wrap up our business with enough time for everyone to eat dinner and get back in time to line up for the DIY panel. We will be holding this event in the lobby of a rather nice hotel where members of the community will be staying, so ugly_kitties
and I reserve the right to ask you to leave if you are disruptive.
Lastly, please support the Lolita/Japanese Fashion panels! There are three this year: Lolita Fashion 202, Saturday at 5pm; DIY Lolita Fashion, Saturday at 8pm; and Japanese Fashion, Sunday at 1pm. All three are run by members of this community that I personally believe to be very knowledgeable in their topics, and will prove to be very interesting! We're very fortunate to have a convention so willing to accept us, so please come by and lend your support for all of the hard work these ladies have done to put these panels together!