More photos in gallery.
Probably the main event of the convention was cosplay masquerade and selection for the best mask. We could see people dressed in masks from different worlds. From characters from the movies and anime to the characters from the pc games and board games. This year the total number of cosplayers has doubled in comparison to last year. Unfortunately there was no slave Leila .
Different science fiction, board game, roleplaying related societies and shops presented their activities. There were sections dedicated to playing Magic the Gathering, board games, building foam weapons, drawing a fantasy characters or just for hanging out.
In Slovenia, number of LARP players is slowly raising. They had their own booth where they were showing weapons that are used in battles and were trying to find new players to join the game.
Thanks to the organizers for promoting events of that kind. Many more pictures can be found in gallery.
Before painting, the foam has to be coated with protective coating to eliminate damage to the foam done by used paint. I did this using two layers of the wood glue. Other thing can be used as well.
For the skull that represents guitar’s headstock I used ball made of Styrofoam. First it was carved out to fit the guitar handle and then painted it with white color. Details are painted in black.
Guitar strings are made of the rope painted in black.
Here is a list of astronomical events for given month. Location dependent events listed here are visible from central Europe.
1 – The Aurigids (AUR) meteor shower peaks at ~07:OO UT, with ZHR around 5. Waxing crescent Moon, setting by late evening, provides ideal skies for observing this northern-hemisphere shower.
5 – Planet Venus passes just half a degree from bright star Regulus in constellation of Leo.
5 – Asteroid (10) Hygiea occults a +11.6 magnitude star at 03:43 UT for 16 s and magnitude drops for 0.9, detailed info.
13 – Asteroid (1306) Scythia occults a +12.5 magnitude star at 20:21 UT for 7 s and magnitude drops for 1.8, detailed info.
16 – Comet C/2013 V5 passes just 0.480 AU from the planet Earth. It should reach the peak magnitude of around 5, but it will be observable very low in the sky.
18 – Full Moon at 01:39 UT.
18 – Occultation of bright star λ Gem (magnitude +3.6) by Moon at ~ 03:30 UT, depending on the location of the observer – detailed info.
20 – Planet Mercury passes just half a degrees south of the bright star Spica at 21:00 UT.
21 – Mercury reaches its greatest elongation of 26.4 degrees east of the Sun shining at magnitude +0.0 in the dawn sky. This is the best time for southern hemisphere observers to observe Mercury this year.
23 – The Southward Equinox occurs at 02:29 UT. Not observable.
24 – New Moon at 06:15 UT.
28 – Comet C/2013 V5 crosses perihelion at a distance of 0.625 AU from the Sun.