In the aftermath of the lastest anual Con-Version I have come to realize something.
Even with the toys, the panels, the guests, the costumes, and everything else, what really makes a Con great are the people.
I have just been to one of the best Cons I have ever been to, and the reason is the people. The people who flew in to meet us all, the people who came to see and enjoy, but by far and large the people who made it work.
I can't express enough thanks to Kent and Rae for putting this together. It was more than great, it was amazing. The sheer amount of work and sacrifice they made to make certain that all things were right at all times is staggering. I can only hope that in all of that they had a few moments to indulge as well as create, but I think that they did. Thank you two, it was wonderful.
Special thanks to Michelle as well for putting together the TruceFest Dance. A wild, exciting evening of music, drink, and dance. Truly it was a Disco Inferno.
And a special note on this years programming - This year Con was honored to have a special guest, Jeremy Bulloch. For any non-geeks who have stumbled across my blog by mistake, Jeremy is the most feared bounty-hunter in the galaxy, as well as a world-class great guy.
I was thrilled to have some time to speak with Jeremy, and gain his insights into the original Star Wars Trilogy, the prequels, and miscelaneous other things. All in all he is pleasant, funny, and infinitely patient when confronted by a human wall of adoration, such as getting cornered in every public area he visited. Possibly best of all, he is a Boba Fett fan, a fact which makes me grin uncontrollably, and I'm not sure why.
Thank you everyone, for making this the most memorable convention I have ever been to.
"Tell me what company thou keepst, and I'll tell thee what thou art."
-Miguel de Cervantes