I haven't done any journals yet, so I figured bronycon this year is a good excuse to start.
In short: awesome and exhausting.
After some trouble getting there that friday (I had friends driving up a ways pick me up at Ronald Reagan, and beltway traffic was, of course, bad, and they were slowed down by an accident), I was only able to pick my badge (but not before I ran into another pal of ours, RainBro Dash!), get something to eat, and crash in our hotel room.
Saturday I hit vendors in the morning (where I met with CptConfusion ), my friend's Super Smash Ponies panel, and then had lunch with argodaemon , ata64 , The4thaggie and a few others, which was fun! Later included more vendors, catching up with Mwr247 , and dinner with some other friends.
Sunday I got stuck in a very long line with a friend to get something signed by Tabitha St Germain, which I left early because I was concerned I wasn't going to be able to make the SFM ponies panel (still ended up getting the signature though, but I am sad I didn't get to say hello), which was good! I was already aware of most of what it covered, but it was nice to be with more pony SFM minded folks, and to see the premiere of argo's part of the fallout equestria radio play! (also got to properly meet BeardedDoomGuy )
The rest of the con was relatively uneventful, and I made it back home without any kinks.
Swag included a few posters, smaller prints, one of the con-exclusive mane-iac cards, and much excitement I won't soon forget.
This Bronycon was much better than the first one I attended, in 2012. That one went a bit haywire when I got in a minor car accident returning to our hotel after badge pickup. That, and I was only focused on hitting as many panels as possible.
This con, I went with a much more varied and lax approach. In fact, I only attended two panels, but I still had fun. It was good meeting with people I'd only before talked with online, and stopping to say hello to various vendors and friends. Quick shout out to all them!: Earthsong9405 , NekoCrispy , Perler-Pony , Karzahnii , Cigitia .
Anyway, it was a good time. I really want to go again next year, but as I'll probably be graduating from college then, it'll probably be another two years before I'm able to. Here's to next time!
- Listening to: electronica on Pandora
- Watching: The Sopranos
- Playing: SFM!
- Drinking: water
Good to meet you. Always great to see a familiar face.
It was assume meeting you! It was a crazy weekend.