TOKENCON 2023 – getting there

We had a tough choice – there were several other conventions on at the same time as TokenCon 2023, but the idea of a small convention where we could practice our setup and have a quiet first booth won out in the end – and we were glad that it did, even if it wasn’t a “quiet” booth at all!

Adventures with the Drayers – Our DIY Halloween

This is our first proper Halloween in Portland – last year, we were still in the process of moving from our apartment to our house, and there was no time or energy to decorate. Join us as we start our American Halloween decoration collection with some DIY!

Adventures with the Drayers – Frog Pond Farm

We went to Frog Pond Farm twice in one day – first, to pick pumpkins (used in the sense of “choose” in this context) and meet llamas, and then back again for the Spooky Walk in the evening. Very autumnal!

Adventures with the Drayers – Roller Derby

When we moved to Portland, home of the World Champion Rose City Rollers, we had to get to a bout. The first one we could attend was the Wreckers, the so-called recreational team, who were playing the Northwest Derby Company.

Adventures with the Drayers – Hoyt Arboretum

I hadn’t even heard of Hoyt Arboretum until Facebook suggested this class to me, but I have wanted to learn watercolour for ages – painting leaves was a great introduction to the technique.

Adventures with the Drayers – Oregon State Fair

When we first visited Portland in 2018, while we were still deciding if we would move here, one of the things I found most interesting and exciting was visiting the Oregon State Fair. I have only ever seen this kind of event on TV and movies – it feels like peak Americana. We were excited to go back again in 2022!