“Think you’ve seen it all? Think again. Outside those doors, we might see anything. We could find new worlds, terrifying monsters, impossible things. And if you come with me… nothing will ever be the same again!” Dr. Who
Have you ever been to a sci-fi convention, comic book convention, or any of those type of con events? I attended one this weekend as a vendor. It was a very interesting experience. I married a geek, and I mean that in a nice way, over 16 years ago. Prior to knowing him, I would have never stepped foot in one of these types of events. It just wasn’t my thing and I didn’t see the point of them. It was an extremely well done event that spanned over three days. Role playing games were set up throughout the day, sessions on various topics were available for people to attend, along with art exhibits and artists, science fiction authors, steampunk enthuisists, and many other various forms of geekiness.
People donned costumes throughout the weekend, especially on Saturday for the costume party that was scheduled. Young and old, dressed up as their favorite Dr. Who, Star Wars, and Star Trek characters. Elves, Zombies, Vampires, and Steampunk costumes were adorned as well. People conversed throughout the hallways, elevators, and vendor rooms about the topics of the weekend that interested them, displaying their knowledge upon the subject.
Overall it was an interesting experience. I will probably attend others in the future and perhaps even be brave enough to dress up in a costume as well.