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Kay, damphy, etc. I am short, spunky and Texas born. I love everything from classic literature to comic books to Pokemon, and have been described as 'quirky' on more than one occasion. Yes, my hair really is purple, and has been for roughly eight years now.

I have dipped my toe into various industry waters, including reality TV and comic books, and am a two time San Diego Comic-Con panelist. I became a volunteer for deviantART in 2004, and did everything from moderating chat rooms to directing galleries. In 2006, I officially joined core staff as a member of CEA. I always enjoy a challenge and am often found geeking out over various shows, movies, books and games. I love art and artists and genuinely adore all the amazing and sometimes odd creations my job exposes me to on a daily basis.

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`damphyr is one of those people who form an essential building-block of any community and we're especially grateful to have her in ours. Helpful to new deviants and old alike, she goes out of her way to find great art not only to highlight in her journal but also to suggest countless Daily Deviations to be put up as well. She's always ready with constructive criticism of the highest quality. While others moan about deviation violations, she does her deviant duty and reports them. Like any other great artist, she's never afraid to try new things for the sake of her art. For being not only a wonderful deviant but a wonderful artist as well, we recognize damphyr with our award for Deviousness for October 2004.
-awarded October 2004



OMG Comic-Con!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 9:20 PM
San Diego Comic-Con was so amazing this year, I am exhausted but elated. I hardly even know where to start! Be ready, guys, this journal will be full of pictures and feels!

I got to see amazing old friends once again, which is one of my favorite parts of Comic-Con. So many artists who are not only stupid talented, but also terribly friendly and just too kind for words, who I only get to see once a year. Thanks to everyone in the Alley and at their own booths who take the time to chat! It totally makes my fangirl heart happy. :love:

akreon and vesner flew all the way out for the convention, these girls are so amazingly fun, guys, I can't even explain it. They signed a Milk for the Ugly poster! The poster is so gorgeous, a lot of people who came by the DeviantArt booth thought it was a movie poster! We had a great time at the DevMeet.... don't worry, ladies. I won't post that picture we took together. ;) Despite my hopes, I didn't get to run into dauntingfire or reapersun, but  got I did get to meet both Thiefoworld and alicexz. Alice's hair is so pink! :love:

Deadpool and Fella by damphyr

Working the Alley was just great, and we even had Fella come by this year! It was so great to watch con attendees take time out of their floor time to sit and draw, share their DeviantArt experiences with us, and (often) just be nerdy with us! This year, we handed out ribbons, buttons and two different posters. We also sponsored Artists' Alley and hosted five different panels.

...Speaking of panels. :omfg:

aunjuli and I hosted a panel together! It was so very much fun, and all the work that went into it was totally worth it. Juli was amazing and so collected. And those who attended. OMG everyone who came was so great!! I can't even put into words how great it was to be sharing stories, and talking about fandom, and being in a room full of people who understood... who got it. If you came, please give me a shout! I want to brag on how awesome all of you were :D

aunjuli did a gorgeous little write up about our panel here, and IreneAdler76 took amazing photos of it for us. We talked shipping, we worked on our fandom vocabulary, we looked in awe at so much amazing art by DeviantArt people, and then...

Then we built a ship. It was a ship that involved Capt America, a Dalek and Bucky Barns all having a romantic encounter in the ball pit. It was amazing, thank you to everyone who joined in the madlibs-style fun! Extra thanks to DeevElliott for all the advice, makepictures for all the encouragement and photos, :devdevIreneAdler76: for all the pictures and dealing with my insanity, spyed for the intro, techgnotic for the intro, advice and making it all happen... and of course, to aunjuli for doing the thing with me! It really was a childhood dream coming true. :heart:

And then... then there was the cosplay!
So many DeviantArt staffers went in costume this year, including LaurenKitsune and kboudreau, but I don't have any good pictures of their costumes! :noes: What I do have is madizzlee as Link, IreneAdler76 as Remy LeBeau, pinguino as Harley Quinn and then myself as Blink from Days of Future Past!

Maddy Link by damphyr Gambit, Harley, Blink by damphyr Gambit Blink 3 by damphyr

I worked so hard on this costume! It was my most ambitious cosplay yet, and considering I went into this project not knowing how to sew, never having worked with foam and never having styled a wig before, I think it came out pretty well. I ended up hand stitching over 4,000 beads! Thanks to everyone who posed for photos with me! You all had amazing costumes. :love:

Gambit, Rogue, Blink by damphyr Blink, Mystique by damphyr  Blink and Domino by damphyr  Lady Deadpool 2 by damphyr Blink and Kitty Pryde by damphyr Storm and Blink by damphyr Image(13) by damphyr

It was such a great time in costume, even if the boots kind of killed my feet. I even got up the nerve to get up on stage at the Marvel booth's cosplay contest!

Blink5 by damphyr Blink2 by damphyr Cerebro by damphyr Blink4 by damphyr  Blink3 by damphyr 

All in all, it was an amazing time. Thanks to everyone who said hi or even just followed along on my twitter! (Which is kaydamphyr, btw) It was a year I will never forget, thank you all for sharing it with me. I have so many feels about this year! It's difficult to top your first Comic-Con, because.... it's your first Comic-Con, but outside of that, I think this may have been my favorite. Time to head back to work and normal life, which just seems so dull after all this!

If you're in any of these photos, please give me a shout! I want to send people to your page so they can see the awesome things you've made.

That's all for now, I need hot tea and vegetables. The road to comic-con recovery is a slow one.

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damphy image by kozispoon, journal skin by Ikue, icon by NekoSoraYagami
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xHeartbreaker-X Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2014  Student Artist
Hi damphyr are you going to SDCC? btw I'm attending It can you tell me that Is It In CA? Canada? because I'm from london can you tell me where It'll gonna be I'm In Artists'Alley >W< Yippeee MEet you soon there buddy!3 colors full of joy 
damphyr Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I was so busy getting ready for it all that I didn't see your comment until now! :noes: Did you have fun?? It's such a huge, overwhelming convention. :faint: I hope it was amazing for you.
xHeartbreaker-X Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Student Artist
It's okay yeah I had alot of fun and do you know I got a HULK Drawinggg >W<~~ what you gott?
nemku Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gph-artist Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you going to be at SDCC?  I'm in Artists' Alley again (Yay, me!) so I'm keen on seeing all of you Deviants again.

damphyr Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
I am! :dance: I'm hosting a panel and working the booth... and will hopefully have time to pull off a somewhat complicated cosplay. :XD:

I can't wait to see you! And you're next to Dave, he's been sharing my office for a bit. It's gonna be a good year. :D
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Belated Happy Birthday! :iconballoonplz: :noes:
LisaLotek Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Kozispoon did a great job. That is a cute graphic. I wanna see your owl costume. :)
damphyr Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
It's next weekend! :la:

Also, I got two compliments on the Pikachu shirt you gave me today. Thank you! :love:
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