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The CrinkleCast (Season Two): Episode One – ArcadianX

The CrinkleCast has returned!  Welcome to the first episode of Season Two!

Listen as special guest ArcadianX talks about building furniture.

It was a tremendous joy to rejoin The CrinkleCast team and to record this, the 12th episode of the podcast.  Getting back into the swing of things, Kuri, Phil and I sat down to chat with ArcadianX, a long-time friend and co-builder of absolutely everything you see at TeddyCon conventions.

From the crib to the bear stuffing machine to the trike to the ball pit to carnival games to so much more, Phil and Arcadian X take some time to not only explain how they built all these mind-blowing objects but also, how you can build similar items for yourself.

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What I Saw and What I Loved

I wasn’t going to put up a posting about TeddyCon 2018, instead opting to thoroughly enjoy reading what other people wrote about it.  But when I got home on Monday night after having been at the convention hotel for the eight days prior, I felt a familiar urge to do something I hadn’t done in more than a week … to write.

The more people write and post about the events they go to, the more those events grow.  Posting about specific activities enjoyed or other recollections of specific moments at a convention give the organizers a bit of information about what was seen as most memorable at the event they put together.

Anyone who plans and implements a convention or similar gathering wants their creation to be memorable and to leave fond thoughts in their attendees’ minds, even days after the convention ends.  And when people write about their fresh memories, it becomes a window that clearly displays what people enjoyed the most.

So, instead of typing a minute by minute recalling of the entire experience, I’ve decided to write about specific moments from TeddyCon 2018 that I found to be personally touching.  It is an impossibility to be a part of every single class, activity, craft, special event and specific happening at TeddyCon as there are always at least six different options of things to do at all points in time.

It goes without saying that I didn’t see everything that went on at TC, every moment in every location.  So, I will write about what I saw and what I loved.

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TeddyCon 2018 was the second year of a complete hotel takeover offering.  At TC, a complete hotel takeover is inclusive of every square inch of the entire hotel building, up to and including the glass doors of the main entrance as well as the indoor pool.  But it is also inclusive of the courtyard.  And the whole thing truly felt like a village, a magical destination – complete with a restaurant, a watering hole, a swimming hole, sleeping accommodations, shopping, entertainment, night life and the ability to roam about in nothing but a t-shirt and diaper – if so desired … protected and maintained to keep it safe.

And my oh my. The TeddyCon village atmosphere was filled with an energy I had never felt the strength of before while it offered up more than any prior TeddyCon had tendered.

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That First Night

I’m gonna let everybody in on a secret, but you have to pinkie-swear promise that you will tell absolutely no one.  Okay?

Here’s the secret:  I like to write, although in present-day terminology it would be more accurate to say that I like to type.  And one of my favorite things to type each year is the posting about TeddyCon.

In years past, I’ve written lengthy recollections about the convention.  But as TeddyCon has grown each year, in exponential ways, more and more people have begun to post about their experiences there and of the memories so fresh on their thoughts.  This is a wonderful thing and I am once again looking forward to reading all the postings.

For this reason, I will focus this posting in on one particular chunk of the TeddyCon weekend.

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A hotel takeover may only seem like a fancy name for a fancy dream.  And that may be all it ever is imagined to be … until you actually go to it, see it and become a part of it.

TeddyCon 2017 covered every square inch of the inside of that hotel, from the bar and breakfast area and the lobby to the banquet room, the pool, the hallways and everywhere else.  Even the courtyard was included, a makeshift wall being created for privacy.

Having watched all of this being put together, I stood in awe of how all-encompassing this weekend was going to be.  And, added into the fact that no one had to cover up their little appearance in the hallways or any other place inside the building, the atmosphere was electric.

With a stream-lined registration system under way, people arrived in droves – a good portion of people having already been there prior to the 1pm opening on Thursday and having already pre-registered the night before.  Right from the start, a system was in place to handle the masses in a timely fashion.

Classes began that afternoon as did crafts-n-activities.  And people were everywhere.  It was amazing to see.  And the best part of all of it was how our glorious attendees cooperated with the process.  In order to have real security, there had to be a general attitude of wanting the system to work.

And the TeddyCon 2017 attendees were fantastic about this.  They were fantastic about everything.  And that made all the difference in the world.  

The bar opened at 4pm.  More people arrived and as the dinner break began, I got the sense that the first evening of the convention was going to set the tone for the whole weekend. 

A delicate balance had to be created to have multiple activities and events happening simultaneously.  This is what made the takeover work, from a scheduling and programming stand point.  There were always several options of things to do, some being structured and some being unstructured.

And that first night, a dive-in movie was shown in the pool area as people swam around.

At the same time, the courtyard was open – providing a unique outdoor experience with a fire pit, marshmallows, a direct line of view of the movie in the pool area and accommodating weather.

But wait!  There’s more because that’s not all that was happening just then!

In the main con space, round after round after round of a human hungry hippo game was taking place.

Also in the main con space, the doctor’s office was taking patients.

The vendor hallway was open, people milling from room to room and shopping.

And by 8pm, the bar began to get packed – in lieu of the forthcoming activity there that night … karaoke!

Oh My Blue Heaven, have I wanted karaoke at an ABDL convention forever!

So, of course, I volunteered myself to kick the thing off – going up there and belting my froggy voice into blissful hoarseness.

I would leave the bar then and go back to the con space to watch the hungry hippo activity some more.  Then I wandered into the pool area.  Then I wandered out into the courtyard.  And what I began to notice was how I had the same idea as everyone else.

People were wandering freely from one area to the next, taking in the sights and sounds of it all – then getting into a bathing suit and swimming for a while before getting out and going to the courtyard for a few toasted marshmallows … then having a drink in the bar while listening to the karaoke fanatics.

A lot of these activities would eventually wind down as the first day of the con came to an end.  But the night was young and the room parties started hopping.  The bar was still open and people were mixing and mingling and takin’ over the hotel.

And before I finally turned in that first night, I knew that we weren’t on to something good at all.

We were on to something great.

What I’ve always loved about these conventions was the feeling of family that was ever-looming in the air.  TeddyCon 2017, like the past three years, was a collection of ages, preferences, races, genders and crinkles.

This convention has always done everything humanly possible to keep the atmosphere inviting.  Challenges arise as the numbers increase each year.  But with the help of the willing attendees that were there, differences – perhaps even passionate ones – were able to be handled – long enough to allow a convention to do some good.

Oh wait! … I mean to do some great.

This was the final thought in my mind before I went sleep … that first night. 

 

The Whole Sha-Bang

The Whole Kit-n-Kaboodle
The Whole Shootin’ Match
The Whole Nine Yards
The Whole Ball of Wax
The Works

I grew up as a country boy and literally lived right next to a junk yard.  My parents never liked it, but my brother and I were in Heaven.  We had the most elaborate dirt bike trail imaginable.

Country Time was a bit slower and we had our own phrases for everything.  We didn’t wash clothes, we warshed them.  The word color we pronounced as keller.

So you’ll have to forgive me going back to olde tyme phrases in my excitement.  It was recently announced that TeddyCon 2017 is now a complete and entire hotel takeover ABDL convention. 

The main convention space, the hallways, the pool, the courtyard, the lobby, the breakfast area, the bar … the entire building will now be included in TeddyCon 2017.  There will be no vanilla folks in the building for the convention.  And this means you don’t have to cover your littleness up when walking through the halls or anywhere else in the building.

It opens up so many other possibilities that hadn’t been possible since the days of those Vermont Ski Lodge Conventions.

And I am losing my mind with excitement.

TeddyCon 2017
3 days.
Only us.
And the entire hotel building is ours.

Oh yes.

The Doctor Is In!!!
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TeddyCon Nights

 

TeddyCon Nights

Though there are many things to do at an ageplay convention, surely most people have their favorite moments and activities.  I’m no different in this regard.  Being a night owl by nature, I’ve always loved the evenings of TeddyCon that extended beyond the con space and into the wee hours of the morning. 

No pun intended.  (Okay, pun intended.)

There winds up being a lot of night owls at TeddyCon, or at least temporary night owls.  So as each day dips into the evening hours, TeddyCon continues providing programming – ready for prime time. 

On Thursday night of the 2017 Hotel Takeover, TC will be presenting a dive-in movie on a big screen in the pool area of the hotel.  So bring your flippers, your floatie things, your bathing suits and enjoy a most unique experience.

On Friday night, the olde-fashioned carnival returns.  Last year there were 12 olde-tyme games, prizes galore, a guy on stilts, a snow cone machine, cotton candy and so much more.  This year’s carnival will be set up in a space that is twice as large and twice as fun.

On Saturday night, the TeddyCon Littles Pageant takes place, the five categories being: Little Mx., Little Mr., Little Miss, Best Pet and Best Talent.  So bring your best and show it off or just come and watch and cheer on the contestants.

Yes, the convention does eventually close every night.  But worry you not!  TeddyCon 2017 is the first-ever ABDL Hotel TakeOver convention.  And the hotel is all ours.  So the fun doesn’t shut down.

Once the con space closes, please go back to your hotel room and bag up all your used diapers.  Set these bags outside your door in the hallways for The Diaper Wagon to pick up.  Do this each night and you won’t ever have to carry your used diapers to the garbage.

Then follow the convention as it fans out into the after-hours room parties that will last until 2am each night.

It was in these hours in years prior that the infamous “218” episode took place, not to forget the “335” incident.  Some rooms will have booze.  Some will have video games.  Some will have darker fun.  It’s all a matter of what people decide.

But rest assured, TeddyCon 2017: The Hotel TakeOver is not only a three-day affair as it was last year.  It is also a three-night affair, too.

See you in October … if not sooner.

Blessings to you all.

Zorro Daddy

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ABDL Events, Conventions and more – All Year Round

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This is a very exciting posting to make, for many reasons.  Listed below are ABDL events, gatherings, parties and convention.  And it’s very encouraging to see so many, popping up out of the woodwork.  Gone are the days of sparse communications and remote parties.  Now, you have opportunities around every corner, inviting you to attend and waiting for you.

 

I’m certain there are some events that I’ve missed.  In fact, I hope I missed some because that would mean there’s even more out there.  But just with what’s listed here, you can find something very “Diaper-ish” to attend that will fit your comfort level, road trip limits, budget, age, preference, darkness levels (a.k.a. Butt Whoopin’), innocent levels and how far away you can be from Turkey Hill Iced Tea without losing your mind! 

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Okay, that last one mainly pertains to me, but the fact remains that diapered bottoms are travelin’ everywhere!

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Hold on, everybody.  Here we go:

 

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See It, Build It, Do It

As time moves forward in the year and as TeddyCon 2017 is almost exactly five months from happening, details are becoming finalized.  And when they are finalized, I post about them.

It’s my way of helping out, spreading the word and aiding the attendees-to-be in painting more vivid pictures in their minds throughout the summer of what they can expect at The TeddyCon Hotel TakeOver in the fall.

2017 Crafts, Activities, & Demonstrations

Perler Beads – Bead by bead, color by color, come let your imagination soar with everyone’s favorite little melting plastic beads!

Shaving Cream Painting – Because of the immense popularity of this activity there will be TWO sessions!  Do you like to make a mess?  Come make some beautiful art by combining shaving cream, paint, and your imagination.

Finger Painting – Who actually needs paint brushes? You don’t!  Let your fingers do the painting!

Arm Tree Painting – Get messy and use your arm and hand to make your tree, finish it off with leaves and landscape.  What season will you pick?

Paper Bowl Jellyfish – Watch out for the sting!  Do you want a happy jelly or a mad one?  Make them smile and jiggle and wiggle!

Gak! – Its ooey and gooey and oh so gross!  Come be a scientist and help us create a mess!

Tin Foil Painting – This awesome project makes beautiful, whimsical, three-dimensional paintings!

Cupcake Liner Ocean Animals – Are you the king of the sea or a beautiful mermaid? Make all of your favorite ocean animals to come frolic with you.

Fall Tree Stained Glass – Bring the beauty of the fall inside with this beautiful tissue paper stained glass project.

Custom Dips for Custom Kids – All Kids are not the same.  We all have different styles and likes.  So why wear the same diaper that everyone else does? Come sit down and learn to make some diapers with some table clothes, diapers, and some glue!

Tutu Demonstration – Have you ever wanted a super poofy tutu, only to find they were more expensive than you could afford?  Well, hold onto your britches, ’cause we’re gonna show you how to make your own!  All you need is elastic, a bunch of tulle strips, and a wish to own a poofy tutu!

Life Size Hungry Hungry Hippos – Are you hungry for some oversized hippo action?  We have sized up the game so that everyone can play!!  Come be the hippo and get ready to munch!

Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVdpxq_FiOg

Shaving Cream Celebration – Join us in a celebration of foamy soap!   We will have a kiddie pool full of shaving cream.  Make a sculpture, make someone else into a sculpture, or just jump in and get covered in the cream! Shaving cream is a great introduction to messy play as it’s just soap.  So come and get cleaned up!

Messy Twister – Remember Twister?  We’ll take it up a notch with paint on the colors, and an additional spinner that adds new rules of putting hands on arms or diapers!  Participants will get all wrapped up and covered in paint, which those watching will enjoy the attempts to stay up.  They might even get armed with squirt bottles for the bonus round!

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Oh my.  There is so much more to tell you about.  So please keep checking back here all summer to learn more.  The TeddyCon 2017 Hotel TakeOver will give you more to do than you will have time to do inside of the 4-day/3-night convention weekend.

More details to follow as things finalize.  Well in advance of the convention, you will have class descriptions, vendors information, special events details, activities and crafts info (see above!), presenters information, raffle items descriptions, Build-A-Buddy stuffed animal skin choices, pool activities, courtyard activities and whatever else comes up along the way.

See ya in October … if not before.

Blessings to you all.

Zorro Daddy

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