I came across this blogging prompt on A Geek Girls’ Guide while catching up on my blog reading. I’m not going to lie, I miss conventions. If I had known the year was going to go the way it did, I probably would have attended C2E2 in Chicago. I’m pretty sure that was one of the last “bigger” conventions that was able to go on as planned. Hopefully later next year we might be able to get back to conventions, but I’m not holding my breath. Now onto the questions!
Have you ever been to a con?
Yes! I’ve been to a few conventions including C2E2, San Diego Comic Con, NYCC, and HeroesCon.
Have you ever traveled far to go to a con?
Since I live on the East Coast, I actually travel to a few conventions. The farthest is San Diego, a cross country flight. But I normally turn it into a bigger vacation. I love to travel though, so it’s not a big deal. I’d even like to attend a convention over seas once, or maybe up in Canada. Of course it does make attending conventions a little more expensive.
Have you ever attended the same con multiple times?
It’s pretty much all I do! I try to add a new convention every now and then but I have my favorites for sure. I’ve been to San Diego 5 or 6 times I think? C2E2 around 10? It all blurs together but I’m a creature of con habits.
Have you ever gone to a signing or photo op?
I’ve done both! These days I lean more towards photo ops. I just think it’s a little “cooler” to have a photo with a celeb and I’m less likely to loose that photo. I know I’ve lost or misplaced a few autographs. They are getting more expensive though so they don’t happen as often. I’m very curious to see how these things work when conventions start back up.
Have you ever cosplayed at a con?
Yup! I’ve only done it a few times, and normally just for one day of the con. I’m not someone that has a full schedule of costumes. I’ve done USO Hawkeye, Catwoman, Black Widow, and Elektra. I’d love to do more in the future!
Have you ever worked at a con?
I’ve never worked a booth but I’ve worked conventions as Press before. It’s a lot of work. You’re running back and forth to interviews, trying to figure out your own schedule on top of what you’ve been invited to cover. It was fun but I’m glad I don’t do it anymore. It became very stressful and took the fun out of conventions for me.
I hope to see a few others take part in this! If you do, let me know in the comments so I can check out your post!