BroadwayCon 2018 - Day 2

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Day two of BroadwayCon 2018 was a big day. It was the day of the cosplay panel, the mainstage cosplay fashion show, and the day Julianne was attending with me!

She started the day by bringing coffee and croissant to my hotel room. (Well, she actually gave her croissant to a homeless man, so I gave her half of mine.) She was dressed as Veronica Sawyer (my old costume from the first BroadwayCon) and I was Jemima...with trimmed ears. We took the necessary cosplay mirror selfies before walking over to the convention center.
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I had to show her the Phantom booth, first thing.
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Next was the Lin-Manuel Miranda cardboard cut-outs...Julianne interviewed one for her article. (😂)
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Um, what? (It's from School of Rock...oh Andrew.)
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The 'Curtians Up On Cosplay' panel was so wonderful this year! I was so honored to be apart of this for the second year in a row. Be sure to check out the panel video here! IMG_1880 IMG_1882

Our Jellicle squad made it into the top 10 finalists of the cosplay fashion show! Wow wow wow! IMG_1887 IMG_1891 IMG_1902

I hung out with Chris on Saturday as well! I shot some cosplay video of him and Luis, I'll let you know once he posts it! IMG_1914 IMG_1908 IMG_1910

More Andrew Lloyd Webber relics in the wild. IMG_1912

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I'll leave you with this. Me: “You might not recognize me in this costume.” Tyler: “Oh, I recognize those eyes.” Me: *Is dead and has taken the stairs to the Heavyside Layer*

I'm 32 today!

Today is my birthday so I've decided to make a pointless post full of gifs for the simple reason that it makes me smile. GIF TIME!

If you'd like to get me a present buy yourself a present from my Etsy shop, follow me on social media (like Twitch or YouTube!), or come say hi on Discord. Or just be a good citizen, volunteer your time to your local community or donate to an organization you support. I'm willing to talk to you more about the places I personally support, just shoot me an email! magiccatjenny (at) gmail (dot) com

Photowall Canvas Print Review

Disclosure: I received two canvas prints from Photowall in order to share my opinion about their products, but this isn’t a sponsored post. Also, there's a discount at the end of this post for you!

For this review, I chose a photo from my engagement shoot and one from my wedding. (Both shot by Paige and Blake Photography!) They came out beautifully, the quality is great and I love how they look. I picked the smallest size possible for canvas prints, 40 cm x 60 cm, however, the prints are still a bit big for our small apartment. I think the engagement photo will make it on our wall somewhere...but I'm not sure about the wedding one since we take up most of the frame.

The prints came in two packages with easy to understand instructions. (There's a YouTube video of instructions as well that they'll link you to if you need it.) I don't often do product reviews on this blog but Photowall is a Swedish company, and if you know me you know I have a soft spot in my heart for Sweden.

I'll give you a tip for the set-up of the canvas prints: you might have to re-stick the last side of the canvas that you end up putting together with the metal parts. It's a tight squeeze to get it all to come together but I figured it out in the end.
I think they look really wonderful, I just need to decide where to put them. If you'd like to get a canvas print for yourself, Photowall is currently offering my readers a 20% discount code. Just enter JenniferHolmquistCampaign2018 at checkout. It's only available for 30 days!

Fillory needs meds way more than magic.

So I started watching a show on Netflix called The Magicians that had to do with magic. (I love fantasy.) Two seasons and a third way into the first novel and I've fallen quite in love. Before I recommend the show to you, be aware you might want to look up trigger warnings if you need to. (i.e. assault, gets pretty dark.)
IMG_0096 My favorite things about this show, beyond the fantasy setting and the fact it's Hogwarts crossed with Narnia but adult, is how it deals with sexuality and how it deals with depression. It's not without its faults of course, but it's an extremely sexually aware show. This io9 article (w/ spoilers!) goes in depth about that. And as far as depression, that's almost what the whole show (and I'm assuming the books, I'm only on page 108) is all about. This AVClub article (w/ spoilers!) does a great job of talking about that.
IMG_0095 Sometimes the show is silly and sloppy and frankly ridiculous, but so many of my favorite shows are. My favorite character from the show is Eliot. I may or may not be contemplating a Margo cosplay. I kinda hate Quentin, but I understand him? I can't wait to keep reading! (and watching, when will season 3 come to Netflix?)
I just finished designing a pin (or magnet, you choose) pack inspired by the first season of the show. I mentioned to my parents that I was interested in reading the books and they sent me all three as an early birthday present! (Or maybe I just opened the package 2 weeks too early, heh.) Thanks, mom and dad!
I hope you enjoy my designs, they can be purchased at my Etsy shop here. If people are into it, I might do more of these mini-reviews of the things my pins are based on. Thanks for reading!

BroadwayCon 2018 - Day 1

Another January living on the east coast, another BroadwayCon. I almost did not attend this year, things were changing and I suffered some health issues in November. I had my ticket though, so come December, when things were starting to get a bit better, I made the decision to go. I'm so glad I did!
IMG_1693IMG_1695 These two photos are from the day before BroadwayCon but I had to include them! Julianne (sister-in-law) and Haley (OG VidCon pal) and Shake NYC...perfection.
IMG_9922 IMG_1736 IMG_1750 This year's BroadwayCon was something different. One change for me was the fact it was the first time I've ever gotten myself a hotel room alone before. That was nice. Also, getting to see the friends I made the first and second years, felt extra good this time. I can't explain it, but it just felt warm and safe and special. The new people I met and the new experiences I had were no less amazing. (People coming up to me and telling me they like my videos!! Um, what?!?)
IMG_1760 IMG_1744 IMG_1782 IMG_1753 The Actors in Activism panel had me in tears. Meeting up with Nat and Kacie and Hannah in all of our Jellicle glory and goofiness (more of that to come) was ridiculous fun. BroadwayCon, not the boat show. And all of the performances, WOW. I know it's been months since the con but I'm going to space out these re-caps/reports. It brings me a burst of joy sharing them and I don't want it to all be over.
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