Con Men

So, today we hit the Hal-Con I mentioned a few posts back. I’d be lying if I didn’t say we were a touch disappointed. As hard as it is for me just to be in a place with that many people, the location seemed rather small and crowded. And while I’m sure there must have been stuff there that would have interested me, none of it was going on while we were there. I suspect that plenty of people did enjoy it more, though. It seemed like it anyway. I’m hoping that the event was successful and that we’ve got the thing poised to become an annual event. Especially if they can get a bigger venue next year.

Frankly, I had more fun while we were sitting at the Dairy Queen across the street and identifying what costumes people walking past were wearing. I can now say I’ve seen a man in a Cookie Monster costume on a motorcycle. Another plus of the day: I saw a guy in a Dr. McNinja costume. Dear guy in a Dr. McNinja costume: You made me happy.

It is currently not decided if we will be trying again tomorrow. If we do, I’ll let you know. If we don’t I might also let you know. Thus, these last few sentences are pretty unnecessary.

Also, I’d like to take a moment to complain about something I’ve seen on the Internet but today was the first time I heard about it in person: Using the term “genre” to refer to things like fantasy and science fiction. Like a website will say it has the latest news on “genre fiction” and it means it covers comics and sci-fi shows and just in general nerdy stuff. It’s downright stupid to me. Fantasy and sci-fi are genres, certainly, but to refer to them as “genre” first of all doesn’t specify what genre they are and secondly doesn’t acknowledge all the genres that those things aren’t. I am sure I have absolutely no chance of stopping this from continuing, but I can swear right here that I’m never going to play along! NEVA SURRENDA!!!

  1. I thought I did well with the number of people there, when normally I wouldn’t, but in retrospect I didn’t even show off my geeky shirt that whole time.

    Well, too bad, fellow Haligeeks, you’ll never know the greatness of my self-made lolcats shirt.

  2. Okay you asked for it.

    Just a little more time is all we’re asking for
    Cause just a little more time could open closing doors
    Just a little uncertainty can bring you down
    And nobody wants to know you now
    And nobody wants to show you how
    So if you’re lost and on your own
    You can never surrender
    And if your path won’t lead you home
    You can never surrender
    And when the night is cold and dark
    You can see, you can see light
    Cause no-one can take away your right
    To fight and never surrender

  3. Karen and I thought more or less the same thing, but it was still good to see you guys. Let’s do it again sometime.

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