Next weekend John and I will be among Our People at the annual nerd mecca: Dragon Con in Atlanta. That's right, geeks, WE'RE COMIN' HOME!
Naturally, I feel we should celebrate the best way I know how: with amazing cakes themed to some of the various tracks at Dragon Con. (If you've never been, DC separates its panels into 37 different "fan tracks." It's like a geeky buffet of all-you-can-attend goodness.)
You might even be surprised by the variety. For example, there's a Young Adult Literature track:
(By Sweet Blossom Cakes)
... along with a Writer's track, Fantasy Literature, & Tolkien's Middle Earth.
Alt History is where my fellow steampunks hang out:
(By Swank Cake Design)
And if you keep your eyes peeled on Saturday night, you MIGHT even see Lady Vadore stalking the halls. ;)
My friend Stephen is heading up the Science track this year, so trust me, you're gonna love it.
(By Gimme Some Sugar)
Er, but it's not THAT kind of science, kids.
(Best use of rock candy ever, or what?)
There are also tracks on Podcasting:
(By That Cake Girl)
Any Welcome To The Night Vale listeners out there?
(By Peace of Cake)
Swedish Chef will always be my flurby durby caken-schmöösher favorite. ALWAYS.
(Love how the base looks like an upside-down stew pot. So clever!)
Last year at DC some of the real, honest-to-goodness Fraggles came to visit, along with their original performers. For reals, you guys. NOSTALGIA HIGH-FIVE.
Of course there are always the big sci-fi classics, too, like Trek Track:
Resistance to this stellar cake is futile.
And everything Star Wars:
"Judge me by my flavor, do you?
Because delicious, I am."
There are even tracks for Paranormal interests, Zombies, and Horror:
(By Gayle's Bakery)
Admit it: best. horror cake. EVER.
For those of you who like to tinker, there's a Robotics and Makers' track:
And for those who love cartoons (GUILTY!), another for Animation:
And finally, if you're wondering where all the Whovians go, that's over on Brit Track - but careful!
Blink and you'll miss it.
Sorry I couldn't cover all 37 tracks here, but I think you guys get the idea. If you'll be at Dragon Con next weekend, too, keep an eye out for me and John - I'll have pins! - and feel free to tweet at me to arrange a meetup, since we don't tend to stay in one place for very long. You can also watch my other blog, Epbot, for more DC details and tons of coverage after the fact.
Happy Sunday, everyone!
Be sure to check out our Sunday Sweets Directory if you want to see which bakers in your area have been featured here on Sweets!