Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Night of Many Talents

I have an absolutely marvelous roommate. She and I have the exact same sleep schedules. We both adore staying up late, and sleeping in every morning. We also prudently avoided picking blueberries in the hot sun when everyone else went. I normally don't like sharing a room, but Laura is awesome. :)

But then, ReginaCon is full of awesome people! Hugs and smiles everywhere. I am so thankful to be able to meet so many people like Lanta, Lady Rose, Yaviel and others who have been my friends, fellow mods, and mischief makers on the FTN forum for years.

Regina gave her first writing workshop today, which was on "Evangelizing the Imagination: or How Christians should write Villains." It was quite excellent.

After the workshop, Shirefeld was hit by a violent thunderstorm that knocked down several tree branches and soaked one groups things all through (They're still drying out their sleeping bags as I write). That drove everyone inside for awhile. One group sat down to watch "The Scarlet Pimpernel" while another group, led by myself, headed off to the grocery store to stock up on provisions for the weekend.

Following a hearty supper, we convened in the living room for the first ever ReginaCon talent show. We had marvelous performances of dancing, poetry and even a skit based on an adventure from the FTN forums!

Then we set the stage for the Shirefeld Player's inaugural performance of "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde (slightly abbreviated by yours truly). It was a staged reading since we couldn't possibly memorize all those tricky lines in one week, but went off marvelously. I had a fantastic time playing Gwendolyn and had a wonderful cast to act opposite. This performance was taped, so some of you may get a chance to see part of it at some point.

Lastly some of us went for another midnight swim. The moon was bright and clear, and the water a bit cooler. A lovely way to end the day.

Now... will I manage to get through tomorrow? So much to plan... so much to do... Narnia to explore, Filmmaking to teach, and a murder (or two!) to solve! Stay tuned...


Lady Blanche Rose said...

Oh my goodness, how I wish I was there! I'm glad you're having such a marvelous time! :) And oooh...I hope I can see the recording of "The Importance of Being Earnest"! I love that play...I just about die of laughter every time I read it. :D

Trina said...

Sounds like so much fun! I wish I could be there! Say hi to everyone for me! And remember to post pictures when you get back!