Jeff & I went to DragonCon again this year. I mentioned last week, that we are only capable as going as who we are now, today, and we are both emotionally and physically tired from the changes that have happened in our house in the last month.
It is still huge. 57,000 people registered this year, and doing single day sales on Saturday and Sunday. Although I didn’t seem many Saturday tags there were a lot of Sunday only folks.
Saturday at the Hyatt in the morning (pre-parade) and the Marriott at 1:30 on Saturday. Jeff & I had both been looking forward to the parade all year, but the staging call time and me liking total control over where I parked left him a bit …
Some people were so stunningly beautiful and creative. It is inspirational to be around people so deeply committed to being ready for weekends like these. There is also a moment where I wonder about my Valid Card and making sure that I have it with me. Jeff asked today if I was disappointed that nobody wanted to take OUR picture. I said that sometimes I am, but that I believe that people like these two ladies should totally pull focus.
We have fun thinking about costumes and I’m ok with being limited by my abilities. I spend the time I choose to, and I end up with what we have.
We look like this.
For panels and celebrity stuff we had a nice balance. Jeff liked the puppetry stuff again this year, and we loved the Sunday morning science fair. We learned the basic timeline for designing board games, and checked out the game room.
We got pictures taken with Sir Patrick Stewart and some power Rangers. I got a selfie taken with Vincent. He was busy hugging me in apology for assuming Jeff wanted his picture (he didn’t).
Last year there was some sexist ass-hattery that I didn’t encounter this year, and every volunteer that was staffing was stunning.
We don’t have to choose right now, which is good because we’re tired. Maybe go in for the parade next year, but just to watch. A day pass on Sunday. Certainly a much larger awareness of who will be there. It was good, it has been a good weekend – but like I suspected – I’m glad it is now a memory.