June 18 came faster than I thought it would, yet not fast enough. It was the first day of Indy Popcon, a con I had never attended before, and Nichelle and I drove down to Indianapolis for the weekend. In the car on the way to the hall dressed at Batgirl, my stomach was doing that fun thing where it feels like I either ate something awful, or I was starving. I knew I wasn't starving, as evidenced by the half-empty bag of chocolate animal crackers resting in the car by my hip, but I decided to eat more just for good measure.
Conventions always made me nervous for some reason. For this con, I knew why.
Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2015 (also known as the time I almost fell off a TaunTaun as Daenerys and flashed everyone), served an important purpose as the third con I've been to, and first I've cosplayed at.
I think the word "comic-con" should by synonymous with "freaking inspiring" because every time I got to a comic-con, I spend the next week daydreaming about the characters and stories that cosplayers brought to life, and how inspired those people are to put so much effort into a costume.
That was probably the longest lead I've ever written, but it goes well with the topic of Motor City Comic-Con and geek culture in general.
THESE BOOKS (SERIES) APPEAR IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER BECAUSE I CANNOT AND WILL NOT CHOOSE AN ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK OR SERIES
1. "Lord of the Rings", "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien
2. "The Inheritance Cycle" by Christopher Paolini
3. "The Blind Assassin" by Margaret Atwood
4. "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman
5. "Star Trek" by Gene Roddenberry
6. "Game of Thrones" by George R. R. Martin
7. "The Inkheart Trilogy" by Cornelia Funke
8. "Warriors" by Erin Hunter
9. "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham
10. "Harry Potter" by J.K. Rowling
I like fantasy. Just a little.
PSA: I'm open to talking about books. All the time. Giving suggestions, taking suggestions, suggesting books that should burn etc.