Anxieties and availabilities.
I love doing conventions. I’ve been exhibiting at them for years, both as a guest and a vendor. The landscapes, the atmospheres, and the crowds have changed over the past decade or so, but at its heart a good convention remains one of my favorite places to go; I get to meet new people, see old friends, visit new cities, or return to old haunts. I love the thrill of being at a convention packed to the brim with attendees as much as I love the more relaxed feel of a small convention. But the one thing I hate most about conventions, all conventions, is the day before I leave. It’s my least favorite day in the world.
Tomorrow I get on an early flight for Katsucon, so today is the latest “day before I leave.” For ten years, on this day, regardless of the convention, I’m an anxious mess. I feel like everything I need to get done is on an extra-tight schedule; that if I miss the slightest obligation I’m going to mess up the entire weekend; that I’m going to leave something behind so important that it will ruin my entire convention; that something will happen to my cats, my wife, or my kid while I’m far away from them. No matter how many conventions I’ve done where absolutely none of these worries have become reality, that nagging anxiety remains with me for the entire day. I don’t think it will ever go away.
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