Vividcon was amazing. Just amazing. It was the best time I've ever had there. I didn't have a social meltdown or need to hide or anything.
Tech stuff went well. It was all very low stress and everybody was super helpful. The vidshows were all fantastic (I saw nearly all of them by the end of the weekend). I wish I had been able to attend more panels, but it wasn't happening.
Club Vivid was a grand old time. I cosplayed as Joel Hodgson from MST3K and brought along a Tom Servo I bought off of Etsy. He was a big hit!
There were so many excellent vids! So many. I feel like I should make a list but it's so haaaaaard. Maybe later? Probably not. Maybe?
It was so great to see so many amazing people again, like the entire concom team, as well as settiai
, and the lady who jumped into my arms after Premieres, fan_eunice
. I also got to connect better with lola
, and dira
, who are awesome people and I really enjoyed the conversations. There's a bunch of other people who were significant and awesome from the weekend that aren't named above. You can assume one of the following regarding any omissions:
1. It slipped my mind just now because it's been nearly a month and I'm terrible.
2. I remembered the experience but the fannish name is escaping me at this late hour.
3. We vowed never to speak of it again. We take it to our grave.
Something that became clear soon after Vividcon, though, is that I don't get to see my out-of-town friends enough. It's hard to reconnect with dozens of people over a single weekend. And I really want to stay closer to my Vividcon people and it's so easy for me to just sort of drift off. I want to be more connected. I want to write emails and beta vids and offer advice and go visit and maybe a bunch of us meet up in a non-Vividcon setting and hang out or go to a theme park or museum or something.
I have a therapist friend who says I'm an introvert masquerading as an extrovert. I think I'm just an enthusiastic introvert who loves people. I just need to be able to run away or do quiet-together time. Or I need to be like, the most caffeinated. That is also an option.
Short version: I love you guys and I miss you guys.