With MarsCon last weekend, and Anime Milwaukee this weekend, one can reasonably say that the convention season is in full swing at this point. For those who didn't notice, I've posted my full MarsCon report to TRHOnline, and like my previous report on Daisho Con, I've decided to include several stick figure cartoons to illustrate the write up rather than take pictures or video.
Because as previously stated, I'm determined to actually experience cons now.
I'll be doing a full report like this for Anime Milwaukee too, which means I'll probably never get around to doing a STEAK report... but I am a man with finite time. Between con reports and drawing UnCONventional, I only have so much time in the day.
Now I only do 3-5 cons a year. I know some people, like my friend Mike, who do well over a dozen. He also makes more money than I do and has a lot more free time... and he's also not planning a wedding and a move, while trying to balance a limited amount of PTO at work.
It's funny trying to explain what the con scene is like to those outside it. They think it's a completely alien world or something, when those of us inside it know the truth: It's a massive party that lasts for several days.
See, people often think that Cons are full of lonely shut-ins, but that really isn't the case. Sure we're a bunch of nerds and geeks, but we're the nerds and geeks who like to get out of the house and have fun. The shut-ins are... well... still shut in. They don't come out for stuff like this, because doing so would make them no longer shut-ins.
Or something. That sort of made sense in my head.
The point is, as I attempt to meander back towards it, is that conventions are fun and are filled with fun people. Yeah, I think that's what I was getting at. I wish I had more time to go to these things, because I honestly do love them so much. Once Crysta and I move south in a few months, I hope that I still can make it to my normal cons... and add some local ones to my list as well.
Frankly, if I can't find a convention in my new home, I might just see what I would have to do to start one myself. It's not like I haven't done that before anyways.