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August 30, 2018

For the Love of the Con

August 30, 2018

Years ago I attended my first ever comic con and I have to say, it was amazing. The costumes, the excitement, the people… awesome. But there was something more to my experience, something that I couldn’t quite put into words until recently. I shared my thoughts over at Christ and Pop Culture…

 

“You like Star Trek?” My friend looked at me with an expression of suspicion mingled with a hefty dose of judgment.

“Well,” I stammered, “I’m not… a Trekkie. I’m not dressing up in a costume and going to some convention!” I laughed nervously at the absurd thought and moved the conversation on to safer, less geeky, ground as quickly as I could. Of course I wasn’t that big of a fan. Conventions were for ultra-geeks. Why would I ever go to one?

Why indeed, I thought, years later, as I pulled on my costume boots, arranged my accessories just so, checked my styled hair, and walked into my first comic con. I didn’t go as a character from Star Trek, but I did dress up as a character from one of my favorite computer games. I have to say, going to that con was one of the most fun and impactful things I have ever done in my entire life…

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