I know, the Convention has been over for a week, so this is kinda late! But in my defence, I have been fighting off a cold (having to take immunosuppresive drugs makes it even more entertaining) and now that I'm sorta feeling a bit better, it's time to write something, at least.
This was my first convention. Also, my first trip to the US, and only my second trip out of Australia. So, it was something of a big deal for me, and a little bit scary. But San Diego is a beautiful city, and I don't think I could have gotten a better first impression of the country. The people were amazingly friendly; in a big place like Sydney, everyone keeps to themselves, so you don't get strangers talking to you. Not so in San Diego, which was quite welcome for this little Australian feeling quite out of her comfort zone.
I met so many awesome people at the con. I didn't really leave my table that much in the end; a shame, because there were a few things I wanted to see but missed out one. But whenever I left for a few minutes it seemed that on my return Bobby Crosby would tell me I missed a whole bunch of people that had come to see me. So in the end I was too scared to leave because I didn't want to disappoint anyone! But the fans more than made up for it, they were all so friendly.
Of course, I also met a lot of other web comic artists, which was the other real highlight for me. People that I've known and followed for years finally have faces! I guess in a sense it makes them 'real' rather than just avatar pictures and text on a screen.
Now, let me see if I can remember all the online people I've known and finally met! Sorry if I forgot any names, just let me know and I'll add you
Der-shing Helmer from The Meek
Tracy Butler from Lackadaisy
Shatia Hamilton from Fungus Grotto
Hans Tseng from Directions of Destiny
Anne Szabla from Cealdian
Jason Brubaker from ReMind
Stephen McCranie from Mal and Chad
Daniel Govar from Azure
Tom Racine from Tall Tales Radio
Kristen Perry from Guild Wars 2
David Rodriguez from ShadowGirls
I hope that we have a chance to meet up again at future conventions!