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As you may have noticed, posting has been really light around here for the past couple of months as I have been in the final stages of planning my wedding.
We officially became Mr. and Mrs. Lin Workman on October 29. While we had a traditional ceremony, we couldn’t resist throwing in geek touches, especially since we met thanks to a Star Wars message board and a bad Wampa joke.
Lin designed and sculpted our “wedding cake” topper. We opted for cupcakes instead of the traditional wedding cake, but the cupcakes were arranged in tiers similar to a cake. Our baker even provided us with a 6″ cake for the topper to rest on. Early in the wedding planning, Lin joked that we should have Batman and Batgirl as our cake topper. I don’t like the idea of Bruce and Barbara paired romantically, and as much as I love Barbara Gordon, my first and truest superhero love is Wonder Woman. I told Lin that the topper had to be Wonder Woman carrying Batman over the threshold. At first he thought I was joking, but he became really excited when he realized that I was serious.
The line art that Lin created for the cake topper was also used on our programs and our invitations. Lin has posted a series of pictures showing how a few strands of wire became our cake topper on his website.
Lin really wanted me to walk down the aisle to a harp version of the Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back, but I thought that wouldn’t fit with the traditional ceremony (and I didn’t want to be murdered at the altar by my mother). As a compromise, we played the Throne Room music from Star Wars immediately after we walked back down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs. Workman.
The grooms cake couldn’t have anything else but the Bat Symbol.
The artwork of my fiancee, Lin Workman, will be on display again this fall in a one-man exhibit titled “Elementary: The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes”. Lin’s exhibit is in conjunction with Theatre Memphis‘ production of “Sherlock Holmes: The Last Adventure” and will feature Sherlock Holmes images from Basil Rathbone to Robert Downey, Jr. Each portrait is airbrushed acrylics on canvas.
The exhibit will run from October 15 to October 31, with the artist reception on October 20.
Lin’s artwork from last year’s one-man exhibit “It’s Good to Be Bad: Monster Portraits of Villainy” is also featured in the September/October issue of Airbrush Action Magazine. Check out the spread and Lin’s thoughts on it.
You can check out more of Lin’s paintings, comics, sketches, etc. at www.linworkman.com.
The con was a blast (and I will have more posts about it soon), but the highlight of the con was Lin proposing at the art auction. Lin was asked to emcee the event, and Lin being Lin decided to host the event as Beetlejuice. At the end of the auction, Lin asked me to join him upfront and proposed!
And I said, “Yes”.
We haven’t set a date yet, but it will be either Spring or Fall 2011.
Welcome to Fangirl Wednesday! This blog will the place where I praise/lament the state of comics and whatever else takes my fancy.
I am a fangirl of (in no particular order):
- Star Wars (yes, I like the prequels, too.)
- Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader
- Harry Potter
- Barbara Gordon
- Wonder Woman
The term “Fangirl Wednesday” was born a couple of years ago when my friend Traci and I began meeting at a local comic shop each Wednesday that a new issue of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic or Star Wars: Legacy was released. We meet, collect our comics, and head to dinner to read and talk/squee/rant.
Thanks to my awesome and talented boyfriend, Lin Workman, for the FGW logo and for encouraging me to start this blog. Just remember, y’all have him to blame!
Pull up a chair, grab a drink and join in the conversation!