Allyson sent me a link to this dress that was wandering around the Comic-Con in San Diego. Well, it was being worn by this person above, not wandering around on its own (hey, it's Comic-Con, you never know …) The WB gave out enormous Smallville promo bags, and this enterprising person made a dress out of one (possibly two)! (Here's another Smallville-themed bag-dress.)
I've never gone to a Comic-Con (not for lack of interest, mind you) and now I think I really need to wrangle an excuse to go. Doesn't anyone need a dress-themed on-the-ground report from Comic-Con?
Allyson sending me this dress allows me to do something I've been meaning to do for a while, which is rave over her book, Will The Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby? (And not just because I'm mentioned in it.) Seriously, when Allyson told me she was working on a book, I think my first reaction was a pumped fist in the air, because, not only does Allyson have the best stories, Allyson is also one of the Best People. Allyson is why God made the internet, so you could meet people like Allyson. Allyson's book is "about" Buffy the Vampire Slayer fandom, but what it's *really* about is how the internet makes it possible to meet the long-lost friends you never knew before. About how communities arise around the strangest interests, like Buffy, or, you know, dresses.
If you like this blog, you should probably thank Allyson (by buying her book, see link above), because without her and the people like her (and the people who like her) I wouldn't have started hanging out online, and I wouldn't have started blogging, and I'd spend my time doing whatever it was I did before I blogged. (I can't even remember what that was … nothing special, I'm sure.)
So thanks Allyson, for the link. And for you!