I was away at my first Ladyfest of the year, and it was a lot of fun. Exhibition as fantastic as promised, Bristol very pleasant, badasstronaut perfect hostess. Spent most of my time hanging out at Spike Island with the comics queens, including (but not limited to!) Mardou, badasstronaut, Lucy Sweet, Heather Honeypears, Kate whose lj user name I can't remember (ah! oh! could it be dansette?), and crunchcandy, of course. Three workshops over two days, we made a comic, six (count 'em!) minicomics and got thoroughly interviewed by various pressfolks. Hope they liked it as much as I did ... evening was off to a place called The Fleece (insert joke about drink prices here) for various ladybands. It was all a bit singer-songwriter for us shallow cartoonist types. (Lucy: We should start a band! Mardou: Yeah! An exciting band! Apparently I get to be on drums.) But things picked up after a small invasion of Actionettes (kick-ass 60s-dressed dancing grrrls) and Drag Kings (so tiny! awww!) pushed the female presence over 50%. Lots of synchronised dancing happened next, and then a properly noisy band with heavy post-ironic tendencies. (Lucy: We should fight the band! Mardou: Yeah! They're skinny! We can take 'em! But I thought the drummer looked like she might be handy in a fight, though.) Oh, and Debra fell asleep in the corner and nearly got thrown out by the (rather overzealous) bouncers, which was funny.
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