It’s that glorious time of year when conventions of all kinds start kicking off. Everything from geeky pastimes to boring “work” related subjects seem to have a special convention over the next few months. Heck, even the fearless Keri is off to PAX South this week….and I ENVY HER! I love this time of year!
I love cons. While I have never been to something as kick-ass as San Diego Comic Con or E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), I have been to Gen Con and a few smaller gatherings. From a spectator standpoint, I always get excited over the news, trailers, demos, and announcements that trickle out over the few days these events happen. E3, PAX, and SDCC always come with a great amount of excitement and anticipation, even if you’re not in attendance. Thank you online streaming for virtually putting me in places I couldn’t travel to.
The things I enjoy most about attending a convention is the connections and friendships that are forged there. The fact that hundreds, or thousands in some cases, of people with similar interests gather to celebrate their love of this or that is just so intoxicating. I stay up way too late, party beyond my limits, and soak in all the endorphins of bliss. It’s a time to enjoy that which I love without caring about the outside world. These events always reinvigorate my love of my pastimes. It is just plain fun!
I hope Keri has a great time at PAX South, and hopefully she can avoid the PAX Pox Plague. I look forward to chatting with her next week and hearing all the fun stories she will hopefully have to share. Now I am curious. What cons are you most excited for? Is there one that you refuse to miss? What do you most enjoy about something such as BlizzCon/E3/PAX/GDCC/SDCC and so on?