In spite of the self-imposed painstaking efforts I’ve undertaken throughout the last three years in doing League of Legends costumes at Dragon*Cons, I’ve never really gone to a D*C in the past with any sort of objective or goal in mind. Usually, everything is up in the air, and all I really want is to walk around, take a bunch of pictures, and for one day, get in my own costume, before devolving into a night of drinking and partying and hanging out on all the nights. I don’t care about guests, I don’t care about celebrities, panels, exhibitors or just about everything that is boasted being present at the convention.
As I’m sure I’ve said before, it really makes me wonder why I’m so eager and willing to drop exorbitant amounts of money on lodging, food, booze and parking, for what’s essentially a weekend of hanging out.
Probably, because it’s a weekend of hanging out, and I really enjoy simply hanging out. The grandest stage for what’s essentially one giant convenient excuse to hang out with friends and acquaintances from near and far.
Anyway, I would like to change such a modus operandi this year, and not necessarily in a dramatic, table-flipping manner.
Simply put, most D*Cs are fun, and there’s often times great stories or memories that are had at them. They’re all great and all, but sometimes I look back, and wish that there were more photographic evidence of such occasions, which is a vaguely generic way of saying “I’m narcissistic and I wish there were more pictures of myself from ___ event.”
The people I see, the people I meet, and the people I hang out with, are the reasons why I go to, and often enjoy D*C. When it comes to their encounters with me, I hope that the feeling is somewhat mutual, but the fact of the matter is that I’d simply put, like more pictures of myself with awesome people, at a fun occasion.
So what it boils down to is that I have an objective going into this D*C weekend: I want to take selfies with people. There’s no rules or conditions or anything like that, I would just like to have more pictures with people I enjoy the company of.
When I swapped cameras a little while ago, a surprisingly important want for the new camera was a rotating viewfinder AKA be able to frame your own selfies more accurately. And my new camera includes such a feature.
Which makes it perfect for aiding in this objective.
Here’s hoping for another fun year of tons of cool costumes, pictures, good company, good stories, drunken debauchery, and an overall awesome time.