September is quite an action-packed month for costumers in the SF Bay Area. Here are more events, this time in the second half of the month. If you missed my roundup of events in the first half of the month (some of them are still coming up), you can find it here: http://pingroof.com/article/costuming-events-the-sf-bay-area-the-first-half-of-september.
GBACG Hobbit Potluck Picnic
Red Morton Community Park, Redwood City, Calif.
The Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild is hosting a picnic gathering for Hobbits and other denizens of Middle Earth including Dwarves, Elves, Wizards, Orcs and Men. So any costume inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels and Peter Jackson’s movies are more than welcome. There will be a bake-off, games, readings, skits, dances and recitals that you can participate in and/or watch.
Convolution 2014: Halfway Home
Hyatt Regency SFO Airport, Burligame, Calif.
Convolution is a general science fiction and fantasy convention that is fairly new but quickly gaining popularity. The theme for this year is Halfway Home, which will explore the world of science and science fiction. There will be scientist, writer and artist guests of honor and the programming will cover a wide range of topics including film/TV, writing, gaming, costuming/cosplay and music. You can come in costume from any genre.
Superhero Street Fair
1700 Indiana Street, San Francisco, Calif.
The fifth annual Superhero Street Fair, produced by the folks behind the How Weird Street Fair and Burning Man Decompression, celebrates heroes in the community. There will be numerous stages for musical performers as well as exhibits from the Cartoon Art Museum among others. Attendees who come in costume pay half the admission price.
September is the last hurrah of the summer season but costumers need not fret as there will surely be more events in October with Halloween coming up as well as more balls and conventions.