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space princess!

Today I got to visit the Discover centre in Stratford, northeast London. The place looks amazing, with bizarre interactive story items packed into every square inch - a giant black dragon in the stairwell, a vibrating bridge, wiggling signposts, and something that had Alex Richardson the publicist and me in hysterics, a door in the toilets that made farting noises every time someone walked in.

I wore my new costume that my fantastic friend Ellen Lindner helped me sew! (Well, Ellen sewed and I cut out some things and flapped around, made tea and stitched some of her quilt square while she sewed.) Alex wore one of my tiaras and brought me a princess than we can eat, and I led the kids in a raucous but hilariously fun session of making our own aliens.

And to top it off, guess who walked in at the end! Remember that Olympics animation I posted awhile ago? Well, it was the marvellous director, Marc Craste from StudioAKA. (You can tell I'm a total fan girl because he even has his own tag on my blog.)

I was slightly embarrassed to be meeting him, looking a bit too much like Dame Edna Everage in my outfit, so I ripped off the pink wig as he walked up, only to realise I had about six bobby pins sticking out of my head, with hair everywhere. Ah, well.
Marc was there to do the workshop after mine... those lucky kids!

Edit: Oo, FPI have just blogged about the British Animation Award nominees, so you can get a look there at work by Marc and loads of other amazing people.


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Mar. 4th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
hehe!! You look so cute!
Mar. 4th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jess! XD I always love it when you dress up!
Mar. 4th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
Oh man you look SO cute and adorable! Success!!!! *hug*
Mar. 4th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks! I was feeling a little silly because I think it's an outfit for a much smaller kind of person, but hey ho. ;)
Mar. 4th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
Seriously, you HAVE to wear that to expo!! ^_^
Mar. 4th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
I totally will! :D
Mar. 4th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
This looks like soooo much fun! ^_^
Than wig is woven out if win XD
Mar. 4th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, thanks! It WAS fun!
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Mar. 5th, 2010 07:25 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm doing it again today, going to alter the costume slightly for the second day, hehe.
Mar. 4th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
lol fantastic...boots are great! Hey saw the secret of kells is showing at the BFI this month, going to see if any london peeps want to go see it!
Mar. 5th, 2010 07:25 am (UTC)
Cool! I'll have a look at the dates and get back to you! :)
Mar. 5th, 2010 09:38 am (UTC)
Pink hair, big specs? I'm thinking Mrs PP in before she started baking?
Mar. 5th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
The transition could be worryingly easy.
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