Going home to ConnectiCon.
Garth and I are guests at ConnectiCon this weekend. It is not the largest show we attend nor is it the closest to home, but it has the biggest heart and every year feels like a homecoming.
I’ve spoken about ConnectiCon numerous times over the years, and for good reason. It casts a wide net in its interests and wants everyone, from anime fans to comic book fans to board game geeks to pop culture junkies, to feel welcome. It has always been a home for webcomics, and where few conventions still treat webcomickers as guests ConnectiCon proudly lets us represent them. I have been a part of every single ConnectiCon since its debut, and with luck I’ll be involved with the show until they decide it’s time to close their doors. There is a wholly unique atmosphere to this convention, one I eagerly await to immerse myself in every year.
There are personal reasons for me to look forward to ConnectiCon, too. Many of the good things in my life came from my involvement with ConnectiCon: I met Garth for the first time. The convention chairman is a long-time friend of mine. I met my wife because she was promoting ConnectiCon. I’ve lost count of the friends I’ve made over the years thanks to the friendly atmosphere cultivated by this inclusive, wonderful show. I can’t wait to see what this year, this weekend, has in store for us.
There’s also this little thing called the Cosplay Death Match that I came up with a few years ago. The idea became so popular that it is arguably one of the main attractions of the entire convention weekend, and this year it’s the big finale of Saturday’s Main Events programming. I’m hosting it again this year, like I’ve done every year. I’ll probably lose my shirt again. Should be lots of fun. (Since the Death Match’s debut a few years ago, numerous other Cosplay Death Matches have started appearing on other conventions’ schedules. I don’t know if I have any right to take credit for that, but I will anyway.)
We look forward to returning to ConnectiCon this weekend. We hope to see you there!
Finally, here’s a behind-the-scenes video of our time at last weekend’s Escape Velocity, which doubles as June’s monthly Q&A video! Enjoy! STAR POWER AT ESCAPE VELOCITY!