Man, I feel like such a slacker! With almost two months of daily posts behind me I went and blew it yesterday by embracing my inner sloth. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m way better at getting things done when there’s a thousand things pulling at my attention. It’s like whenever I get too much free time I actually get less done than when I’m swamped. Weird, right?
Anyways, I want to take this bloggy moment to write about my day at Emerald City Comicon. Let me tell you, that thing was the hot fire. Srsly, I’m talking about some H-E double hockey sticks kind of hottest. The place was jumping with wicked legit cosplay. Everything from Adventure TIme–Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum were in the house!–to Star Trek was in full effect. And of course there were enough Stormtroopers, Boba Fetts, Jedi, and Darth Vaders to reenact every battle scene ever written in the Star Wars universe. I even saw three different incarnations of Katniss. Pretty sweet, right?
Even though the cosplay was off the chain, the panel I’d been stoked for was sort of a bust. The panel was supposed to be about creating in isolation and how you carve out a niche in your life for making things happen, but all I got was a bunch of stuff on how to balance work and family obligations–stuff I’ve already figured out as a result of doing it. I guess I went in there with these high hopes, you know? I thought maybe these super creative people were going to drop knowledge nuggets that I hadn’t ever thought of. The only thing I took from the hour was one line from the sci-fi writer. He said something like, “Not every idea becomes a story. Some ideas are just ideas.” It reminded me of when I started writing I tried to turn every single “good idea” I had into a story. Now my computer is packed with a couple hundred stories that started somewhere and died within a few hundred words.
Because there’s a googolplex of stuff that ruled at comicon (Okay, maybe not that many, but I like the way that word sounds) and I think the entire Internet might break if I tried to list it all, I’ll just post some pictures we took that will hopefully convey the awesomeness of the day.
That’s it for the comicon stuff, but before I wrap it up I want to say thanks to Ab Ciccone for following my little slice of the Internets.
Okay, that’s all. Have a good day, duders.