I kinda forgot to post something saying I was going, but oh well.
Anyway, I had a ton of fun at Trotcon. My friend
flew out from Cali and stayed with me for a few days in Alabama before we drove up to Ohio. We got the chance to meet and hang out with our friend Starshine from RDN, whom we've known since the early days of the fandom. We briefly met
AKA DarklyCute, the head of the con and another longtime friend from RDN. We didn't get to hang out with her much since she was super busy running the convention, but it was nice to finally get to meet her in person regardless.
We also finally met
and her friends who help her run the Traveling Pony Museum. I've been wanting to meet her for a while now since she let me become a contributor to the museum. She got a few people together, which included
, Startshine, and I, to go out to eat Saturday night. What we thought was going to be a small walk to a restaurant turned into a little adventure that took us all over Columbus. I can't even go into specific details because I don't know Columbus at all. All I know is that we walked until we got to a bar called the Three-Legged Mare in the arena district. We kept going past it until we got to a bar called...um...I can't remember the name. Then we ended up going back and finding a place called Max and Erma's which is right beside the convention center. After we ate we decided to check out what was going on in the center. There was a gaming convention going on called Origins (I think). All we did is roam around checking everything out. We left around 9 pm and didn't get back to the hotel until 1:30 or 2 in the morning. Like I said we went on an adventure.
As far as Trotcon goes, it was one of the best cons I've been to so far. It's right up there with EQLA. There was a comfortable amount of people and the panels I saw were great. Peter New's Q&A at 11:00 at night after he had a few drinks was pretty amazing. He's a very cool person and loved how he joked around with us and went along with whatever questions we asked. It was really interesting to hear Dave Polsky talk about his writing career and how the process of writing for FIM goes and how he loves tackling the more difficult stories. I loved listening to Heather Breckel discuss her job coloring comics and her relations with Andy Price and the other writers/illustrators. I'm also glad to hear her favorite comic panel was my favorite too. (It's in Rarity's micro series. I hope I don't have to explain any further. lol)
I felt like I spent most of my time hanging out in the Artist Alley. I got a chance to meet
. I also spent a long time talking to Aradia who runs Coventry Decor. She makes geek themed barware and is a really cool person to talk to. She doesn't have a DA that I know of, but you can find her stuff here. [link]
I don't really have much more to say about my experience. Just that overall it was a real fun experience and I look forward to going back next year.
In other news, according to how my funds are and how my schedule looks, I might be going to Sweet Apple Acres Con in Nashville, TN next month. The main reason would be to carry the Luna Sculpture up there for the Traveling Pony Museum. I'm expecting it to be done by then but I can't promise anything.