The House of Diamonds – Pandoracon 2013

The newly appointed King and Queen of Diamonds at the Midsummer Masquerade. Photo: Brian Kollig

This week we introduce the Houses of Pandoracon in more detail, starting with the House of Diamonds. For 2013 the diamond crowns are Queen Courtney “Splintercat” Stoll and King Larry Sparrow.

The House of Diamonds, Guardians of the Sun Gate (the eastern wall of the Labyrinth), is a worthy and noble House known for their social graces and cunning gamesmanship. The House of Diamonds, despite devastating losses, selflessly used their considerable resources and influence to sustain the Kingdom of Pandora in its time of trial. In the countless skirmishes against the Goblin King, the House of Diamonds have always sought an accord utilizing their political and social acumen. And, while their mighty Merchant Marine fleets have been relegated to a life more suited to pirates and privateers, they are still an indomitable force for good in the Kingdom.

House Colors: Purple and Silver (plus red and black)

House Motto: Our Light Shall Shine Across the Entire Kingdom

House Title: Guardians of the Sun Gate

House Animal: Diamond-Bellied Basilisk

House Song: Staring at the Sun – TV on the Radio

Q&A with the Crowns

Courtney:

1. Amongst the other houses, who do you feel represents your greatest competition?

The goblins, for they are the unknown quantity and our greatest threat to peace in the kingdom.

Design – Lala & Meep

2. What do you feel your House offers attendees who many not have been to Pandoracon before?

Pandoracon last year was the first event I had really attended. I have traveled quite the ways in one year from newbie to the Queen of Diamonds. The feelings of nervousness, etc. of being new to the scene are quite recent and fresh in my mind. I can relate easily to newcomers and help them integrate. Also, I can never seem to settle on one interest, which means I know at least a little bit about a lot of things, so I can relate to folks with interests in a great number of genres.

3. What 3 words do you feel best represent your house?

Meow. Shiny. Allons-y.

4. As a Crown, what do you feel are the most important qualities you bring to the role?

Positive attitude, inclusivity, and a tendency to skip past the “passive” stage of just about everything.

6. What if any are the guiding themes associated with your house?

Being a shining beacon and light for others. Inclusivity to not only all geek and nerdoms, but all gender identities, personal proclivities, alien races, and quirks.

Larry:

1. Amongst the other Houses, who do you feel represents your greatest competition?

Hearts (Tory), she is just really good at this sort of thing

2. What do you feel your House offers attendees who may not have been to Pandoracon before?

Majestic expantion into the mind of the geek.

3. What three words do you feel best represent your House?

Let’s do this!

4. As a Crown, what do you feel are the most important qualities you bring to the role?

Passion for costuming and a non-judgmental environment for having fun.

5. What interests or events does your House plan to promote during the convention?

Maryanne’s Birthday and having a very good time.

6. What, if any, are the guiding themes associated with your House?

Lights that shine and Pirates!

 

If you wish to pre-register for the House of Diamonds use the discount code diamonds2013 when buying your tickets HERE, and save 20% off the price.

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