Yesterday I went to a Memorabilia Convention. First time I’ve ever been to one.
It was wonderful. Everyone was so friendly and unafraid to express their inner-geek.
There were people in costumes and cosplay. They were so in character, never breaking out of it, it made me smile. Me and my friend had a lot of fun trying to guess who they were.
I saw lots of R2D2s. One of them stopped for me to take its photo. Then it chirped happily afterwards – why do I find R2D2 so adorably cute?
Thank you to the guy controlling the R2D2 – you’re also cool too.
Met the writer, Jeremy Biggs, of a wonderful little indie comic called Bearlands. The name and artwork intrigued me most. Bears and zombies (zombears)? It was like cute and cuddly teddies meets zombie apocalypse. Came back later and bought a copy. He was wonderfully friendly too 🙂 I should have thanked him for not minding my blip of awkwardness when I didn’t know what else to say. Thank you for signing my copy, also 🙂
Bought the best cupcake in the world. Vanilla sponge, cream topping and an iced Portal Companion Cube. The cake was not a lie (in fact, it smelled and tasted very delicious!)
Saw a lot of cool merchandise. Bags, stuffed toys, figurines, etc. A lot more than I could actually buy! But it was lovely to browse and see, in person, the kind of things I’ve only ever seen on internet shops. Pop culture, TV shows, gaming-related merchandise.
I left feeling so inspired.
It was like a different crazy world. But it was one where I definitely felt like I fitted in. I’d love to go again next time.