Wednesday, 26 July 2017

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Greco-Kokonvention!!!

KaiYves reports from Athens, Greece, where she is on an archaeological dig:

Today, Gimanator took time out from his whirlwind tour of Europe to hang out with me at the Acropolis Museum here in Athens. I was pretty tired from digging this morning, so I don’t know how coherent I was, but I tried to be a good tour guide and intelligently discuss art, politics, and the ethics of museology. We took this photo outside of the museum.

Also attached is a photo of a pin of Urania that I saw at the Hard Rock Cafe earlier in the day. I didn’t know she had dyed her hair.

A report of our observations for the Kokonspiracy file on a possible heist of the British Museum’s Parthenon statuary will be submitted according to procedure S-39b.

Kai and Gim in Athens
Urania at the Hard Rock Cafe


Berkeley mini-Kokon, November 2015

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Gimanator happened to be in town for a concert, so we got Chinese food and talked for a while about art and life. Unfortunately I didn’t remember the tradition until we were about to part, so this image is the only extant documentation of the event.

 


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San Franciskokonvention 2015

KNOWN PERPETRATORS: POSOC, Dodecahedron, Choklit Orange

PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE (under the cut):

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Stanford Kokon, 13 February 2015

There we were: Robert, Kokonilly, and Rosanne!


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D.C. mini-Kokon, January 22, 2015

Dodecahedron and Robert, together again after all these years:

Dodec and Robert

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GAPA mini-Kokonvention, January 2015

Robert writes:

Rosanne is in town visiting her parents, so naturally I jumped at the chance to see them all yesterday. We ate rugelach and strange chocolate laced with hot peppers and Pop Rocks, and then Rosanne and I posed for a photos with a little ceramic Kokopelli trivet.


At first, we had trouble sitting still.


Our faces were the last things to settle down.


Finally the picture fell into place.


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Kokonventions!

Photo on 2014-10-13 at 16.28

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Fiddler: In celebration of Fireh and Fiddler kokonvening, here is a picture to prove that it happened and (as evidenced by our big smiles) is great fun! ((Also proof that the both of us are Real Human Beings as opposed to robotic music nerds spamming the lot of you from somewhere in the cybernets-fireh))

And for those dying to know the itinerary of this kokon, it was a meet up at the Chocolate Lounge last night, and then attending one of Fiddler’s classes (Appalachian Music and Dance, appropriately). Next up: anything goes. Probably involving food and giggling.

 

Fireh: Last night meeting Fiddler for the first time was awesome; she was easy to spot as she was wearing bright orange shorts in the Muserly tradition of being unique and mildly eccentric. She got a Pumpkin Spice Creme Brule (SP? I don’t really care) ((Fiddler: “IT HAS TWO Es”)) and I of course made the obligatory comment about blowtorches and the appropriate white-girl-stereotype jokes. I got a cold chocolate drink with coconut milk, which was awesome. Like hot chocolate, but NOT! My chalumeau/pocket clarinet got here right before I left TN, so I had the entire car ride to mess with it and play with it so of course I figured out how to play “What Do You Do With An Errant Muser” as sung by the massive Kokon of a few years ago in preparation for this. I played it for Fiddler. It was glorious.

 

Fiddler: Also, it’s SUPER DUPER FUN explaining “hello this is my friend from the internet” to your roommates and professors. I’m not sure what it says about me that I’m fairly used to it by now though. (I think it means that MB is the best and I’m very lucky. We’ll go with that one.)


Lizzie Wade Sighting!

Lizzie Wade and Robert

Robert writes:

Last week, my co-worker (and successor as Muse‘s Q&A columnist) Lizzie Wade came to Science headquarters in Washington, D.C., for a big staff meeting. Lizzie is our Latin America correspondent, based in Mexico City, and doesn’t visit us nearly enough. Here we are in the hall outside a conference room. Yes, she really is as much fun as she looks.


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North Carolina Kokonvention, 2012

Last summer, Randomosity101, Agent Lightning, Tesseract, Kiwimuncher, Koppar, Lady Bunniful, and assorted parents Kokonvened at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Stories. We have pictures to prove it, but they’ll have to supply the stories behind them:
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Tess and Cat’s Meow, Summer 2011

Tess and Meow hiding behind magazines

Sorry we took so long to upload these pictures. (No excuses — we forgot we had them.) More below the fold…

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Ohio Kokonvention Photos

Ebeth, Midnight Fiddler, and Grant — what more can we say? Read more »


Kokonventions Kokontinued

Here’s our policy about meeting other MBers offline:

  • MuseBlog’s administrators do not encourage you to do it.
  • We won’t help you plan to do it.
  • If you insist on holding a real-world meeting, your parents must plan it and supervise it.
  • To assure us that they are involved, your parents should e-mail us at the gapas @ gmail.com. We will help them exchange e-mail addresses, and they can take it from there.
  • Any details about meetings (exact time and place, what you’ll be wearing, etc.) must stay off the blog. Please don’t try to post them. We won’t let you.
  • After a Kokonvention, we will post photographs of Kokonvening MBers with parental permission.
  • That’s all we will do.

Your friends,
The GAPAs

“We’re paranoid so you don’t have to be.”

Ohio State Kokonvention

Ebeth sent these photos from her recent Kokon with Julia/Fortune Cell. Read more »


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North Carolina Kokon Photos

A quartet of MuseBloggers, along with assorted parents and one GAPA invaded the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, North Carolina on the last Saturday in March. Read more »


Massachusetts Kokon Photos

  
We had to faux-bunnify one kokonventioneer to protect her identity. Do not be alarmed. No MuseBloggers have been harmed in this post. Read more »


Boston/Cambridge Kokonvention, March 13, 2010

It starts at 11:30 a.m. blog time (12:30 Boston time). No doubt the Kokonventioneers will find a way to report in during the proceedings; in any case, we’re sure to hear from them eventually.
 
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Attention, Would-Be North Carolina Kokonventioneers!

Two parents (Koppar’s and Tesseract’s) have reported in, and we are putting them in touch with each other to plan the Kokon.

Are any others still missing? (Ahoy, kiwimuncher!) If so, please have them write to the GAPAs (gapa @ musefanpage.com) soon.


Amherst Kokonvention, September 2009

A pack of MBers and their parents rallied on Saturday (September 5) in Amherst, Massachusetts. This is their story.


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Boston Kokonvention Photo Album

At long last, here they are. Introducing the Boston Kokonventioneers… Read more »


Boston Kokonvention, June 2009

Let’s hear all about it.


Kokonventions

Here’s our policy about meeting other MBers offline:

  • MuseBlog’s administrators do not encourage you to do it.
  • We won’t help you plan to do it.
  • If you insist on holding a real-world meeting, your parents must plan it and supervise it.
  • To assure us that they are involved, your parents should e-mail us at gapa @ musefanpage.com. We will help them exchange e-mail addresses, and they can take it from there.
  • Any details about meetings (exact time and place, what you’ll be wearing, etc.) must stay off the blog. Please don’t try to post them. We won’t let you.
  • After a Kokonvention, we will post photographs of Kokonvening MBers with parental permission.
  • That’s all we will do.

Your friends,
The GAPAs

“We’re paranoid so you don’t have to be.”

Attention, Washington, D.C.-Area Musers!

There’s been a call for a mini-Kokonvention in D.C. in the last week of June. If you’re available and interested, have your parents e-mail the Administrators at gapa @ musefanpage .com .


Music from the Spokane Kokonvention

During last week’s Muserly get-together, Alice, Cat’s Meow, and IBCF — all loyal members of Muse Academy’s Spector House — recorded themselves singing the house song (with lyrics by POSOC). You can hear an MP3 file of the performance by clicking right here.


Spokane Kokonvention

The event now sets sail for the history books, the photo albums, and bloglore. Reports thus far proclaim the meeting of our Washington State Kokonventioneers to be a success enjoyed by all. Pictures are up!

The event now sets sail for the history books, the photo albums, and bloglore. Reports thus far proclaim the meeting of our Washington State Kokonventioneers to be a success enjoyed by all.







More Kokonventions

MBers can’t seem to get enough of them.