Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Taking what Life Throws at You

This weekend was definitely jam-packed for me. I attended the supanova convention which is one of Australia's largest anime/comic/sci-fi & fantasy conventions.I was intending on blogging over the course of three days, but due to unforseen circumstances (the backpacker resort I had originally booked with denied us entry because I was with my sister who's 17 and apparently I wasn't informed that anyone under the age of 18 couldn't stay there), so bags in hand, me, my brother and sister had to venture around Brisbane to find another place to stay for the weekend... just to put your mind's at ease, yes we did find another place... last room as well.

Over the weekend I got to stand in line for probably over ten hours over all three days (about five hours on the Saturday), fight through over 20,000 people who were rampaging through the stalls very savagely, and get stomped on (by very excited cosplayer's who were 'glomping'... for those that don't know, it's pretty much a hugging tackle), prodded, poked and jabbed by every shape and size weapon I could have possibly imagined.

I hear you say "was it worth it?" There's only one answer to that... "YES". So, call me a geek, but I got to meet and ask questions from published authors, comic book writers and professional directors and actors who are out there where I'm aiming to be. I got some useful tips about novels which I'll pass on a bit later in the week.

I (that's me) got to stand up and totally embarrass myself challenged myself by singing Japanese karaoke in front of other people (p.s. I don't speak Japanese).

And, best of all I got his autograph... that's why I was in line for five hours on Saturday. One thing I did learn from the week end was that you just have to get back up after little setbacks and always think positively about situations. This weekend could of turned into a real disaster since it started off great with not having a place to stay, but I didn't want anything to sour the experience of just being at the convention

So, how was every one's weekend? I'll also have several posts this week revolving around the tips and other things I learned from the weekend. Well, now I'm off to catch up on some overdue Uni work.


Christine Fonseca said...

HA! Sounds so darn FUN!

Annie McMahon said...

Seems like you had a wonderful weekend, despite the few setbacks. I like your positive attitude. Can't wait to hear these tips you learned!

Kerri Cuev said...

My weekend was not as exciting as yours lol! Sounded like a blast and look forward to hearing all about it

Elana Johnson said...

Wow! Sounds like a great time. Can't wait for your juicy insider information.

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