The House of Spades – Pandoracon 2013

Design – Lala & Meep

Today the Houses of Pandoracon presents the 2013 court of the House of Spades, which is breaking new ground by being ruled by sister queens, Queen Odetta von Kasek and Queen Barb Kelsay.

House Colors:         Black, Gold, & Silver

House Title:             “The house to which all compasses point!”

House Motto:         “Through open flasks come friends in spades.”

House Animal:       Raven

House Song:           Dead of Night – Depeche Mode

 

 

 

Q&A with the Crowns

Queen Odetta – 2013 Queen of Spades

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

I don’t really think that can be determined at this point. Right now Hearts are leading in points, but so much can change between now & October that it’s really hard to say.

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

House of Spades wants everyone to have a good time. We like to include everyone, but not be pushy about it. Even if we come in dead last (again), it’s still more important for our house to have a good time.

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

Bawdy, sozzled, & shenanigans

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

Experience – as last year’s Jack of Spades I was heavily involved in all of the games & will use what I learned last year to our advantage.

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

A royal cabana boy/girl contest & cocktail party. (More details to come in the next couple weeks.)

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

Halloween, Dia de los Muertos

Queen Barb – House of Spades 2013

Barb:

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

All of the Houses are compiled of such fine competitors which makes this a difficult question to answer. Based solely on points, I would say The House of Hearts is our greatest competition because they enter Pandoracon with the highest amount.

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

The House of Spades offers first time Pandoracon attendees a place where they can let down their guard and enjoy the things that their inhibitions may have prohibited them from before. We are a progressive House with two Queens and we do not follow the conventional norms. We are The Bastions of The Bellicose: boisterous, unbridled and unrefined: The House to which all compasses point, so come as you are and we’ll welcome you with open arms and open flasks!

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

Fun, booze and acceptance.

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

As a Queen of Spades, I think that one of the most important qualities that I bring to my role is my love of meeting new people. I like to think that I’m very approachable and do very much enjoy getting to know people and making new friends. Another quality about myself that I believe is important to my role is that I am non-judgemental. You can be whoever you truly are around me without fear of judgment or stereotyping. As a first time Pandoracon attendee myself, I understand what it feels like to feel as if you are on the outskirts of the crowd and how hard it can be to find where you “fit”. If anyone finds themselves with a problem or question while attending Pandoracon, if I haven’t introduced myself to you yet, come and find me. I may not have an answer, but I’ll be more than happy to use all of the avenues at my disposal to help you find an answer.

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

The House of Spades is guided by the themes of inclusion without prejudice, a constant flow of libations and an unbridled good time.

If you wish to pre-register for the House of Spades use the discount code spades2013 when buying your tickets HERE, and save 20% off the price.


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