My Year of Cons
I’ve been to the occasional convention over the years, most notably Monty Python Day at Doune Castle, Scotland in 2007, New York Comic Con in 2011 where I meet up with The DWM’s Ezra Yesterday, and of course the Kew Bridge Steam Museum Tesla Coiling Event in 2012 over in London, UK, where I met up with The DWM’s very own Professor Extreme.
But last year I got the uncontrollable urge to up my convention attendance game. Or as some might put it – take it to an unhealthy level.
With that in mind, the following is a list of conventions and related (in the broadest sense of the word) con type events, in chronological order, that I’ve been to in the last year or so. The point – to put it in perspective and ask the big question for posterity’s sake – how much con-ing is too much con-ing?
I started modestly last year, in May, with Free Comic Book Day 2013
In August – Boston Comic Con 2013
In September – Granite Con 2013
In October – Another Anime Con 2013
In November – Boston Super Megafest 2013
In December – The Secret Swan Society Masquerade Ball 2013
That brings us to 2014. In January – Arisia Con 2014
In February – Queen City Kamikaze 2014
In March – Intercon N 2014 LARP Con
Then I flew over to Scotland for the Satellite 4 Easter Con 2014, in Glasgow, UK
Which brings us back to May, which is shaping up to be a very busy month . . .
May – FCBD 2014
May – Rock Comic Expo 2014
This past weekend I hit the Maine Comic Arts Festival and the Huzzah Wargamers Con both in Portland, Maine. And next weekend, it’s the Pop Culture Expo in Wilmington, MA. Final analysis? Dunno, but I’m sure history will vindicate me . . .