Awesome Con 2017- Highlights

BadgeI am exhausted but full of elation after three days at Awesome Con in Washington, DC. I’m not a big fan of huge cons, and this one is definitely a little too big for my comfort zone. I don’t like the feeling of not being able to do and see all of the things I want to do and see. But one of the things I love about big cons is that your experience with the mix of activities you choose to do at one is unique. For example, I’m not into photo ops (ew, I don’t want to see myself) or meeting celebs (I would embarrass the hell out of myself). But I am into panels and into fitting as much as possible into a day.

I started a comprehensive write-up then realized: no, there is too much. Let me sum up…

Highlights included:

  • Seeing John Barrowman in a kilt and sporran, talking about the Battle of Culloden and Bonnie Prince Charlie using his full Scottish accent
  • Getting to sit inside a Supernatural Impala
  • Getting signed art from Karen Hallion
  • Attending the Stucky anthology reading
  • Seeing Scott Gill in Captain Jack’s greatcoat
  • Wanting to as Garrett Wang a question and having him read my mind and answer it for me before the Q&A portion even began
  • Seeing so many rare comics, panels, and memorabilia
  • Seeing David Tennant, Catherine Tate, John Barrowman, Garrett Wang, Clare Kramer, Stan Lee, Felicia Day, Jason David Frank, and Eliza Dushku in person all in one weekend!

By the numbers:

  • 3 days attended
  • 11 panels attended
  • 8 celebrity Q&As attended
  • 21 pieces of art purchased (only 3 are gifts; I have a problem)
  • 2 books finished
  • 4 DADA business cards bravely handed out
  • 3 meals skipped entirely, replaced by protein meal bars
  • 7 friends I ran into/came across/spotted
  • 33,265 steps taken
  • Infinite squees

I will be posting the rest of my adventures one day at a time.

Category: conventions
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