This is a story of a thing that happened but was in no way related to something that didn’t. If you haven’t seen the Doctor Who episode “Angels Take Manhattan” then this post isn’t for you.
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.
On July 2, 2012 Chris Hardwick got to live a dream I bet he didn’t even know he had! To promote Course of the Force he threw out the first pitch in Dodger’s Stadium during their Star Wars theme night. When this even was announced my first thought was “How can I get there to see it in person?” My second thought was “you have this thing called a job.” But fret not! I was able to live the whole experience though the magic of twitter. ….and this is MY story of HIS story.