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Why I'm not writing Con Reports anymore...
Posted Aug 22, 2011 - 12:28:54

ConSo some of you who follow my site have noticed that I haven't written up a convention report since last year, despite attending several cons since then. There are reasons for this, and I really think it's because I've been moving towards a very important decision:

I'm going to stop writing convention reports.

I've been doing variations of con reports for almost a decade now, and for a long time it really was the best way for me to share my experiences. I mean, a little anecdote here, some photos there (and an occasional stick figure)... it was a great way for me to review an event. But back in 2009 I started writing UnCONventional, and things have started to change.

UnCONventional is, of course, inspired by my real experiences. And often when I was writing up con reports last year, I'd find myself saying "maybe I shouldn't include this, so I can use it in a strip." On other occasions, I *did* recycle a story in the comic that I had already included in a con report - and it really felt like cheating. It also meant that everyone reading the comic who had already read the con report knew exactly what real thing I was making a joke about.

And hiding the real personalities behind some of my jokes is important to me.

Part of Chapter 3 of UnCONventional is going to involve the characters attending a first year con (as quite a few have popped up in my home region). So when I went to a first year convention, Ramen Con, this weekend - I found myself going "should I write a con report?" and I decided that I shouldn't.

And that made me finalize this decision.

So yeah, for the time being, I won't be writing any new convention reports so I can save the material for the comic strip. Hopefully no one will be disappointed.
- Traegorn

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Do you plan to reveal the name of this first year con in the near future on your blog reports?
I actually haven't chosen a name for it yet.
Riceball Kon

It will pay homage to a terrible film we force you to watch every year.




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