Greetings, everyone! I am RP, also known as @bewilderebeest on the Internet. I’m going to be blogging here from time to time about nerdy things, and I’m very excited about doing so.
I think it’s appropriate that my first post at this blog is about another first – my first convention. I’m 23 and, while I have copious amounts of nerd knowledge and traits, I have never had the experience of attending a con of any sort – that’s just not something my family or friends do. Last year I heard about a long-running local con in Austin called ArmadilloCon from following a local writer who participates in the con’s events. I had planned to go specifically because I wanted to get her to sign her book for me, and when looking at the programming online, discovered, hey, there are really neat-sounding panels that I would like to check out. Unfortunately, due to a work conflict, I wasn’t able to attend, but the idea of attending the con never really left my mind.
I’ve been going back and forth, debating whether I should go or not this year, and I decided to take the plunge after all. I’m glad I did. I was ready to chicken out at the last minute because I didn’t have anyone to go experience this with me, but in the end, I figured I might as well dive on in.