Friday, March 28, 2014

Like Being There Giveaway

Let's peek in Her Ladyship's Hat Box and see what souvenirs she brought back from MegaCon 2014 for today's giveaway:



It looks like we have signed print copies of Disenchanted & Co. and The Clockwork Wolf by Yours Truly, along with:

An amazing color print of Mandi, the creation of artist Shawn Surface, who also very kindly signed the print

Two print editions of Pumpkin Spiced, a comic created by artist/writer/vlogger Paige Lavoie, plus a cute Pumpkin Spiced necklace

Fingerless black lace gloves and a very steampunky monocole from Mrs. Pettigrew's booth (she doesn't have a web site, alas, or I'd link to it.)

Steampunk earrings and a bottled heart necklace, also designed and made by Yours Truly

A pretty cream and rosebud print Muma tote from Cosplay Moo Moo

My goodness, there's also a gorgeous collection of anime art that my lovely and talented daughter sold at our booth, which I'll have to spread out to show off:



All of the above pictured goodies are waiting to be sent to one lucky winner. If you'd like it to be you, in comments to this post name something you like to bring back as a souvenir from your travels by midnight EST on Sunday, March 30th, 2014. I'll draw one name at random from everyone who participates and send the winner all the MegaCon bounty. This giveaway is open to everyone on the planet, so please join in.

24 comments:

  1. My go to souvenirs are always magnets for the fridge, decks of playing cards, and of course, books!

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  2. I love to go to bookstores and see what they have for local authors. I've "discovered" a lot of new favorites this way. Can't have too many books.

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  3. When I travel I enjoy buying a historical postcard of the locale which I save in a scrapbook.

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  4. I love to hit local book shops and gift shops. If I can find it, I pick up a Christmas ornament shaped like a mini adirondack chair (with the town's name on it) for my dollhouse's garden.

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  5. We bring back color postcards of our favorite places.

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  6. Since for me less to carry is more, I've been bringing back a HardRock pin with a local logo from many of my trips. It's fun finding a Hardrock cafe in many of the towns and countries I visit and it is a welcome (although not always healthy) opportunity to savor food l can recognize!

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  7. Meaningful souvenirs which I search for that are made in the area such as handmade and handcrafted small items by artisans. I once located a lovely small wooden box perfect for treasures.

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  8. I usually bring back something(s) that evoke an impression of where I was. It can be interesting, especially being in the Navy. I also have managed to collect models for my Warmachine & Hordes armies from locales ranging from Honolulu, USA to Portsmouth, UK, which has become a habit. That and Hawaiian shirts for the kids when I'm in Pearl, as they love 'em.

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  9. So this will sound strange, but when I visit a place I always try to find a rock, pebble, sea shell, something unique from the area that isn't bought, but found. So I have jars of stones, pebbles, sea shells even sand.

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  10. I love bringing back items with the name of the location on them

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  11. What a wonderful collection you are offering! Your daughter is very talented. I like to buy earrings that are locally made. Also postcards with pictures of local attractions. Sometimes books if there are any written by local writers or that tell interesting stories about the place. Like here our local legend is "The Blue Eyed Six". :)

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  12. It depends on where I am. The few times I've left the country, I've made sure to bring home dollar bills from the country--or its equivalent and some change, which I keep. If I stay in the United States, I try to buy things that the area is known for--in New Orleans voodoo dolls for example. In Ireland, I collected the coasters from every pub I visited in Ireland. I also take a ton of pictures.

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  13. I like to get metal keychains with either the state or city info. Or a very cheesy gift from a gas station...like a sombrero.

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  14. Your daughter is so, so talented. Wow!

    When on the road, I like to find things that are at least somewhat unique like small statues, interesting jewelry, etc. I find they make it easier to remember the stories from the journey.

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  15. One thing that I love, even though I don't drink, is shot glasses! They don't take up much space and there are some really cute ones :)

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  16. I love magnets. put the on the frig and see small momentos of our trip

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  17. The drawings by your daughter are beautiful. I haven't been to a con in quite a few years, but if there is an author signing...well, I would come home with books.

    SandyL

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  18. Always books and usually I treat myself to a piece of jewelly - nothing expensive but something pretty or unusual that catches my eye.

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  19. If I was able to visit the US, I'd have a wonderful time in your fabric and quilting shops, except of course the customs fees on return would be hellish. Otherwise I like local artwork. I've got a fabulous woven wall hanging from Peru and some great paintings from Hungary.

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  20. I always get an unframed small painting from a local artist - often a street artist, or from a gallery, but always directly from the artist. It lets me have a permanent view of that city as a resident sees it.

    Elizabeth

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  21. I love bringing back handmade items from small shops.

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  22. My favorite has always been magnets or a small painting from a street artist, something that will remind me of a favorite site. Or books, but I tend to pick them up everywhere, lol. Just really wanted to say, just finished your second book on Kindle and love the series! It's an amazing world you've put together, wonderful characters, and you are truly a gifted storyteller...thank you for sharing your stories.

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  23. Wow, what a fabulous giveaway! I love to come home with lots of pictures and local candies

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