Everywhere Are Signs

Dragon Con has always been a forum for cool slogans on T-shirts. A quick trip through the Dealers’ Room would easily prove my point. At least half of convention attendees who are not cosplaying are wearing slogans and graphics that made me laugh. But I’ve noticed a new trend. Fan-made hand-held signs as the new venue for personal comedic statements.

Did I take photographic evidence?

I wish.

But I cannot consider my service to The Daily Dragon complete without giving kudos where kudos are due.

Here are the winners, as chosen by me, for the best signs at Dragon Con 2013.

In the category of: Girl Geeks Rock

Hug Me and You Die A Horrible Death

In the category of: That Joke is Always Funny

Will Not Eat You For Food

*{Can you tell I love DCTV!}

In the category of: Okay, It’s Not a Sign It’s a T-shirt

Keep Calm…Tech Ops Is Here

In the category of: Best in Show

Siths are the 1%…Occupy the Death Star

Congratulations to all of the winners. Your prizes are (a) my public praise and (b) the sound of a thousand one-handed lab rats clapping.

This reporter is going to spend the next 361 days trying to come up with the best possible sign to carry around at the convention next year.

Author of the article

When Suzanne Church isn't chasing characters through other realms, she's hanging with her two children. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, On Spec, and Cicada and in several anthologies including Urban Green Man and When the Hero Comes Home 2. Her collection Elements: A Collection of Speculative Fiction is due out in spring 2014 from EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. She is a three time finalist and 2012 winner of the Prix Aurora Award in the Short Fiction category.