Seriously Geeky Sundays: Conventions

In an alternate reality where the coronavirus doesn’t exist and humans might possibly be spider-people, the annual San Diego Comic-Con would be happening this weekend. But alas, we’re all stuck on this virus-ridden homosapien-controlled version of Earth.

I’ve never attended a convention before, and to be perfectly honest, it’s not something I’ve been too keen on experiencing firsthand (I’ve been social distancing since way before it was cool). I did have plans for a long road trip with my best friend to attend my first one in August, but obviously that got cancelled for reasons.

Meh. I got a full refund and now I don’t have to deal with the annoying strangers that come attached to conventions, so all good!

Anyway, welcome back to another installment of me answering questions for Just Geeking By‘s series of blogging prompts called Seriously Geeky Sundays. This week is all about convention experiences (of which I have none so this should be interesting). Definitely check out Heather’s creative prompts and take part in the fun if you want! I’m absolutely loving her questions so far.

So… without anymore intro babbling from me, here are my answers to Just Geeking By’s conventional questions for this week. Thank you, Heather!

Have you been to a convention and if so, how many?

Nope, and exactly zero. So I guess that’s it. That’s the post… kidding!

Let’s see if I can pull some magic here to answer the rest of these questions. I will 100% complete Seriously Geeky Sundays, dammit! Plus I like a blogging challenge. *cracks knuckles*

What was the last convention you went to?

The imaginary convention in nowhere land. It was a total blast…. probably? (Sorry. I’ll stop being a sarcastic smartass now.)

Uh… let’s go with a cool convention-attending article I remember reading within the blogging community, shall we?

What immediately popped in my head was this awesome EGX 2019 round-up article by the lovely Later Levels. I found it kind of cool that I’ve since watched Kim and Pete stream a few of the games shown in the article’s photo gallery. Neat!

What is your favourite convention memory?

Alrighty. Let’s see if I can call upon another awesome blogger to bail me out over here…

Okay. Got it!

This fabulous article on Shoot the Rookie is filled with wonderful memories from Pix1001’s trip to The Computerspiele Museum in Berlin. Yes. This is a huge stretch since it’s technically a museum, but close enough for me.

To quote Pix: “The museum consists of a permanent exhibition looking at the history of video games, as well as a temporary exhibition space.”

That sounds exactly like a convention without the crowds, celebrities, and schedules to me!

Look at me with my lack of convention experience stumbling through this post like a champion (help!!).

Which convention would you love to go to?

Any convention where my answer to the next question is attending.

Who are you hoping to see at a convention next?

My list of Top 2 Favourite Fictional Female Characters of All-Time would be Lightning Farron from the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy and Liara T’Soni from the Mass Effect trilogy. Guess who voices both those characters?

Alli Hillis!

I would freaking love to meet her IRL, show her my tattoo of Lightning Farron, and get an autograph.

I don’t need to hide behind her character anymore, but Lightning Farron will always be my shero! ⚡⚡⚡

What is your favourite purchase from a convention?

I’m glad I haven’t gone to a convention yet. My inner obsessive collector would want to buy all the swags, and my bank account can’t handle that until I’m a lottery winner. Soon!

And… I think I made it.

There you have it folks: an adequate article about convention experiences completed without ever having attended one.

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13 thoughts on “Seriously Geeky Sundays: Conventions

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  1. Love that you did this even though you haven’t been to a convention! Thank you for the mention 😀 I definitely think that the Computerspiele Museum is a more civilized way to experience something like that!

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  2. Cowabunga (that seemed appropriate, in my head)! Congrats, I have also not attended a convention. Probably one of those things you’d enjoy if you went to one, I guess, and the same for me.

    There’s one in late October here in Manchester. You’re welcome to attend. Get wasted beforehand and go in and smash stuff up a bit with baseball bats… oh, I’m thinking of something else there. Damn, been playing too many Rockstar games recently.

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      1. Between football riots and your average Friday night, getting drunk and smashing stuff is an Manc tradition. Cowabunga!

        But there is one in October I’m tempted to visit to see what’s going on. Maybe. Ish.

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