missing con

I’ve been a faithful volunteer worker at Dragon*Con, a science fiction/fantasty convention in Atlanta, for several years. It’s held over Labor Day weekend in downtown. For the past 5 years, you could always count on me being part of the Technical Operations staff. This year, Sean and I made the decision to take a year off from Con and instead head out to Hawaii to visit friends and family and take an actual vacation (as in, not staying awake for 36 – 48 hours straight like we tend to do at Dragon*Con).

I don’t think either of us realized how much we would miss it when we made that agreement. Labor Day found Sean going through DCTV‘s website, watching all of the bumpers that we wouldn’t get to see before the panels this year. Over Labor Day weekend, my thoughts kept drifting back to the people I wouldn’t get to see this year and the pie I wouldn’t get to consume. I realized that Dragon*Con had moved beyond just a weekend that I could be a geek and no one would look down their nose at me. It had become a time when I could see friends that I don’t normally get to see during the year. It’s a time when I get true “geeking out” time with the friends that I do normally see, but never spend nearly enough time around. This has become even more important now that Sean and I have moved out to Phoenix and don’t even live around any of these people anymore.

Anyway, to all of our friends that went to Con, we missed you guys a whole lot this year. Even in Hawaii, our thoughts were with you last weekend. We’ll be back next year. I promise. I don’t think much could keep us away after a year away from the fun.

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5 thoughts on “missing con

  1. We missed you too!
    I wore heels and everything! 😛
    I tried not to think of it, but wouldn’t you know the Buffy room was RIGHT PAST the Tech Ops room. 🙁
    So I had to walk past it all the times, and try not to stik my head in and scream: “Give me pie, you bastards!”

  2. You guys were definitely missed this year. Don’t worry, we had quite a few drinks to your memory. You better be back next year! Remember, Phoenix isn’t that far a flight from Denver for an ass-kicking. 😉

  3. Well, there’s also something in the mail to sweeten the deal. I grabbed your 2006 tech staff badges (not the official ‘con badges, those went for John Doe use) and copies of the commemorative tech staff badge for ’06 (a “Pirates of the Caribbean” ripoff) for each of you.

    They’re in the mail, and should reach you in a couple of days.

    You guys were very much missed. Kat, we’ve also found a doppelganger for you on the radio. Do you remember Dana Monaghan? (Mike Monaghan’s ex-wife) She returned this year, and there were lots of comments — some over the radio — about how much she sounded like you over the radio. 🙂

  4. hi kat and sean!

    i just now stumbled upon this post so yes, a rather late response indeed… but just wanted to tell you i definitely missed seeing you and sean at con this year… it just felt really strange knowing you two were not there, even if dana did sound like you over the radio… judging from the photos, it looks as if you two had a wonderful trip in hawaii, so hopefully we’ll be graced by you and sean’s presence again next year! 🙂

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