There's always something fun about getting ready for a convention, especially one you've never been to before. You know vaguely what to expect--incredible costumes, fun panels/workshops, lots of people (some of whom will likely be running around like chickens with their heads cut off attempting to make sure everything's running smoothly), too many things to look at in the dealer's room--but the specifics change from con to con, year to year.
Who's coming to this con this year? What kinds of panels are offered this year? Are any of your other friends going to be attending (con friends are totally a thing)? How many episodes are we going to be able to record?
Okay, so that last question is totally specific to us as a podcast, but it's one of the unknown variables staring us in the face as we get ready to go to AnomalyCon this afternoon. Another one is: how many people will show up to our Tropes 101 workshop and will they come find us afterward?
In case you didn't know (or forgot), Michelle, Giles and I are teaching a workshop on Tropes at 5:00 p.m. TONIGHT, right after the opening ceremonies! We'll be in Wind River B, so come listen to us talk about what tropes are, why they're necessary, and how to use them in new and interesting ways. It should be a blast!
And after that, come find our booth and grab your limited-edition magnet (we only have 100)! We'll be at the con all weekend, so drop by any time, or feel free to say hi if you see us wandering around.
Emily loves conventions, especially fan conventions. It's so much fun to be reminded that she's not the only total nerd out there. She's also really fond of her costume, so you should totally track her down to see it.