sci-fi/movie oriented fancy dress project/troupe which was founded in
the mid-90's, when some good friends decided to get involved in fancy
dress performances at science fiction conventions. The group that was
originally called "Vedeks" went thru a couple personal changes
and in 1999 was turned into a new formation called "TafkaV.
The name ??
what does "TafkaV" mean?? Well, the original group of people
named themselves "Vedeks", but after abovementioned personal
changes, there was only one original Vedek member left - Moogie. All
other 4 members were either parttime - Vedeks or complete newbies ...
then one lovely day, a good friend of us (who, a couple years later,
ended up being "assimilated" by the group and temporarily
became "Elwood" for two TafkaV projects) came up with the
idea to call us ... "The artists formely known as Vedeks"
.. We instantly loved the name and it's shortform "TafkaV"
and decided to keep it...
TafkaV has performed in various formations ever since the project started - after some recent personal changes, as of May 2004, TafkaV is:
- Fed Con 3 : Moogie attended her very first FedCon
There were and still are also other small projects aside from Sci-fi Cons ... medieval dresses for a renaissance fair, some grunge-looking stuff for the next halloween party ... you never know, the ideas are still there ;-) ... besides, there's always a new movie to watch which might inspire us...
We do not take ourselves too serious - which doesn't mean though that we don't take our fancy dress projects serious - and we're all mainly involved in this, because it is a hell of a lot of fun! Despite all the hard work, the late night sewing sessions, the money, the pain and the panic that goes along with it <bg>
And even though some people believe that Sci-fi fans are all geeks who need to get a life - some of those who dress up weird and simply go nuts for a weekend at a Sci-fi convention do indeed have very demanding fulltime jobs, an existing social life, a working brain and do this just for the fun of it! :-)
we don't only work on fancy dress projects, but also share other interests
and meet on different occasions --- we are just having a great time
hanging out together!!