BOY it's been a wild year so far...I can't believe it's almost June? There's been so much happening lately that I keep forgetting to blog about. A few weeks ago, I went to Havencon in Austin, one of my favorite small conventions to visit and support! It's a LBGT-focused nerd con that just finished it's third year and has probably the nicest crowd of geeks I've ever encountered. (Three Words: Cosplay. Drag. Show).
Then I went into con crunch mode for the first time, making props for the first time, for Comicpalooza this past weekend! I hung out with the creator of Rat Queens, Kurtis Wiebe (which you should ALL read RIGHT. NOW) and I feel like we are basically best friends now. (He signed my shield, so it's official.)
(Left: My Asami at Havencon // Right: Rat Queens debut at Comicpalooza!)
Can we take a moment to appreciate my cosplay partner-in-crime RenFamous? She built most of her Hannah in a hotel out of state while on a work trip. Hashtag motivation goals.
In addition to all that, this past weekend was one of my favorite non-cosplay related events, Eurovision! It's been a busy few weeks for me, and everything has just flown by over my head. Whew!
One change this year - I'm not going to my regular summer conventions. I actually feel zero guilt about skipping AKon or AFest this year (they've started to just blend together in my head?), and I probably won't go to a convention until Labor Day Weekend. I'm pretty excited about that! It's strange, these are conventions I haven't skipped ever since I first went to them - so, like...7 years? Gosh.
But! This means I have an ENTIRE summer open for me to do other things! I've seen other bloggers make "Monthly Goal Posts" - I had so much going on, I didn't feel a need to do it monthly. Instead, here are some goals I have for the summer that I hope to accomplish!