Went to Arisia with xilet
and my sweetheart fortryll
this past weekend. It was very cool, though I kind of wish I would have had more time for everything. Sometimes cons feel like they fit together really well for me, and sometimes they feel very fragmented, and for whatever reason this one felt kind of fragmented. I think that's mainly just because it was my first time going to it, though, and so I was sort of testing the water the whole time.
Which isn't to say that I did not enjoy it. I had a great time and I am really looking forward to going again next year :) I may end up saying some more on certain details later, but overall I had a great time and it was very cool. I think the main thing that I missed out on is that, with the exception of the panels, it didn't really feel like the geeky sci-fi event that I had expected it to be. Maybe that was because of the approach that I took towards it, or maybe that was because of the way it was organized; I don't know, but I'm hoping to reflect more on it later.
(Keep in mind that I am currently typing under the effects of post-con drop as well ;)
[EDIT] Also, to help keep things in perspective, as far as I can tell there was no major drama in our little group for the entire weekend. A few little tweaks here and there, but overall in that respect I think the trip was a huge success ^_^