Laconta-Con!

Child Harbat and I have a running joke about Comic-Con, the gigantic pop culture convention currently taking over my hometown of San Diego.  The joke runs like this:

 

Me:  Hey kids!  Are you ready to go to Comic-Con again this year?

CH:  Oh, man, do we have to?  I HATE Comic-Con!

Me:  That’s good, because your crazy Uncle Gary set up something in his back yard that’s even more fun!

CH:  What is it, what is it?

Me:  It’s something really really REALLY fun!

CH:  WHAT IS IT WHAT IS IT WHAT IS IT?!

Me:  It’s…LACONTA-CON!

CH:  YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

Me: [turning to invisible camera]  What is Laconta-Con?  It’s a cross-platform multimedia experience.  It’s this year’s premier social media and entertainment collaboration.

Me:  [as voice of young hip woman] Sometimes I just wanna be, you know, private.  And Laconta-Con gets me, you know?

Me:  [as voice of staid old man] Sometimes Laconta-Con is quiet.

Me:  [as voice of group of little hyperactive kids]  And sometimes Laconta-Con is LOUD!!

Me:  [as voice of guy reading legal disclaimer at warp speed]  Ask your parents if Laconta-Con is right for you.  Not recommended for ages under 18 or over 19.  Laconta-Con takes no responsibility for seizures, limb loss, blindness, St. Vitus’ Dance, ‘The Shivers’, or accidental or purposeful death.

Me:  [as crazy uncle Gary]  Come on, kids, it’s LACONTA-CON TIME!!!

CH:  YAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

 

You can see why CH loves this joke and my wife leaves the room.  As much as I’d like to say CH went to Laconta-Con this year, instead she has to settle for boring old Comic-Con.  She dressed up as a My Little Pony, which involved me cutting out costume accessories from glitter-backed rubber sheet and gluing plastic gems on it.  Which is basically what the MLP toys are like except they off-gas more petrochemicals.  Be assured there will be more Comic-Con pictures but here is a preview of CH as My Little Pony’s Princess Cadence.  Now please be sure to add Laconta-Con to your calendars next year.  Crazy Uncle Gary said it’s going to be off the charts.

CH as MLP

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