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Witch Lights at World Maker Faire 2018
I met @RealSexyCyborg and we traded stickers and it was awesome

I met @RealSexyCyborg and we traded stickers and it was awesome

As a complete last-minute decision, I'm at World Maker Faire. In true guerilla installation old punk artist fashion, I completely spaced on registering as a Maker. But that's ok, because I'm bringing Witch Lights 2 to the Adafruit Discord Meetup tomorrow, to discuss how I fried three PowerBoost 1000Cs.

And I'm going to tune the animation speed as best I can with my laptop and the backpack toolkit.

I asked Becky Stern if I'd get kicked out for unauthorized art installation, and her reply was, essentially, "Nobody is going to know it's not "supposed" to be there, and anyone who does know will think it's cool, so do it."

I don't need to be invited to the party twice.

If you are at World Maker Faire, or can come down, I'll be near/behind the little racecar track, using the fence there to suspend the Witch Lights. The park has asked us not to suspend things between trees due to understandable concerns that the trees might be harmed.

Come say hi, and if I have a sticker left, you can claim it!

Back from Firefly 2018

I went to Firefly 2018 as DevilBunny, the Mad Which of Firefly.

And now I'm home, exhausted and sick after the hardest Firefly I've ever had in five years.

Show above: The Which's Familiar, Samhain, on the bin containing Witch Lights 2.

I have stories, pictures, and video, which I plan to release as video podcasts on this feed, featuring video of the Witch Lights test setup in my back hard at home, and my voice as I tune the animation, and tell stories of this and past Fireflies.

If there's any interest, I'll have friends on to tell their own stories.

But until then, I'm recuperating. Suffice it to say: despite major difficulties, the Witch Lights were in place and running in "Burn Night" celebration mode at the hour the bug burned. Which counts as making charrette at the last possible moment.

And that's only one thing among a week of an intensity I haven't known in... possibly ever? Certainly never without some form of accompanying trauma.

Anyway. I'll be back. But resting has to happen.