FWA 2011 has come and gone. This was only my second year at this con, but once again it proved why it has quickly become my favorite and I already look forward to going back next year.
While I think that last year as a little more wild and crazy and the Hilton was a little more interesting hotel over the Sheraton, I fully understand why they moved. As well, I understand why there were a few hiccups this year, the staff was trying a whole new way of doing things and being their first year of implementation it gave them a chance to see where the issues are so that next time the wrinkles will be ironed out.
Again, while this year felt a little more toned done I still had a hell of a time. My mate came along with me, which made it awesome by default, we got to meet and talk to artists, picking up some art along the way, got to see some old friend and even made some new ones. Along with catching the cool events going on, these are the things I love about cons and why I go, I only wish I could go to more but like everyone knows time and money is always an issue.
There was always a plan to hit two cons this year and at one point it was looking like Gothy and I might hit a third. RF was going to be our next, fallowed by MFF, but after discussing things we have decided to drop RF. FWA is one she agrees we have to return to and we shall see how MFF goes, it is a local con for her since she lives just outside Chicago.
We will be keeping our eyes out for other cons we might want to visit next year, but for now FWA and MFF will be it for us. However, other than these two cons I get to see Gothy when she comes and visits my home town for a week in July. It is what we are doing instead of hitting a third con this year since it will mean we get a full week together and do not have to deal with staying at a hotel.
See you all when I see you all.
7 years, 6 months ago
22 Mar 2011 19:02 CET