…and I was in heaven.
Most of you don’t know the depths of my geekdom. I try (for the most part) to keep it locked away. They are interests that I keep in the back of my closet beside the porn (I joke about the porn…everyone knows that’s on the coffee table).
The World Horror Convention was a chance to meet somewhat like-minded individuals (geeks). Talk about things that make eyes glaze over for ‘normal’ people. Star Wars, Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica, Robotech (Rob Sawyer wrote a sequel for it), Doctor Who…
Overall, a good weekend. A good start, I suppose. The convention started on Thursday, I got there Friday afternoon…and I missed a lot, especially the panels. However, I didn’t have high expectations because it’s not really my genre (I have elements of horror…but it’s not my main focus). Still, I got an idea of how these things work and I’ll be better prepared at the World Fantasy Convention (even more geekdom) in November.
The weekend also gave me a chance to catch up with Rob Sawyer and Randy McCharles.
Next up, however, is GenreCon in Sarnia, a one day event with Rob Sawyer and Kelley Armstrong in attendance.
So the hockey, the wife, the kids and the home renos those are all just beards, aren’t they?
High functioning geek my friend. See that means that you can have conversations with humans and not have them baffled that a girl ever married you. Low functioning geeks are the ones you look at and say “I be he’s been to a Star Trek marathon”. With you…even though I know you’ve been to a Star Trek marathon (because I was there with you), I can’t tell just by looking at you.
Although one of those communicator pin thingies from TNG would be ever so cool.
You ARE living in the centre of the universe, aren’t you? Surrounded by all these neat opportunities to network with other — well — geeks. Have fun.