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My reproduction rapier and dagger. I had the rapier custom made by Craig Sitch of Manning Imperial, and I made the left-hand dagger myself (with help from Chris Morgan, aka Quarf). These have blunt blades for safe fencing. They are otherwise of authentic style, size and weight. The rapier hilt is a Pappenheimer style, with a double shell-guard of pierced plates, popular in the early 17th century, especially in the Netherlands and Sweden.
The Gregs. After an alcoholic dinner following the first Magic Casements festival at the NSW Writer's Centre, five of us decided that since no-one had ever seen Greg Egan in person, we could collectively claim to be him. Left to right: Ben Peek, Deb Biancotti, Iain Triffit, Nathan Burrage, and head down on the table is yours truly.
The Clarion South 2004 gang. Week One, with tutor Kim Wilkins. That's me on the left with the lion. Don't ask.
Another Clarion shot. Snap! Claire McKenna and her laser gun... er... camera.
The fort battle at the 2003 Historical Re-enactors Conference. Quarf and Craig Sitch are in there somewhere.
Outer and inner views of Quarf's tent, the majestic Quarf Mahal. (Peter Raftos and Quarf are the two chaps.)
One of our cats, Loki, spots a spider. Ironically the spider is next to a tapestry of a cat watching a spider.
Our two cats, Loki and Akira, sharing a sunny spot. How cute. They're usually either cuddling or fighting. I guess they're in love...