New Year

It is a new year.

In some respects little has changed, although that has been the case for the past few years. At least, ever since graduating from college, all the days and months seem to be more or less identical to one another. Life is static. This can be either bad or good, and I do like stability, but the downside is when nothing really stands out.

But there are some positives from last year too. I have met several new people and am friends with some. They’ve helped me get through the past few months. While none will be named here, they would know who they are.

And now for this thing.

Every year I say I’ll do something with it, and every year I end up leaving it abandoned. What would you like to see me do with it?

Convention Planning

It’s the beginning of the year, which means it’s time to start thinking about what cons I want to attend, if any. That is not something I have done much of in the past (attended four in the past four years, so averaging one a year) due to a combination of lack of funds, lack of time, and general disinterest. Cons aren’t something that I find fun unless going with a large group of friends — or at least one good friend. Here is a list of some of the cons I have attended in the past or am considering now, along with my thoughts for each:

Furry Weekend Atlanta: Attended 2009, impressed because it was my first con, not impressed enough to return again without going with friends. It was a little too adult for my liking as well, and I don’t particularly like Atlanta. I may return this year because some friends want me to join them, but it looks unlikely.

Anthrocon: Attended 2010, enjoyed being with and meeting new friends, will not attend again without being accompanied by a group of friends. Anthrocon is too big to be fun, and also very expensive. While I won’t deny the fun had, it isn’t worth going up there again.

Megaplex: Never attended, considering this year. I like the thought of a “smaller” con and have heard positive things about it. The downside is perceived close association with the Funday Pawpet Show, which I find sophomoric at best.

Camp Feral!: Attended 2012 with my friend Wolfin, and loved it so much I wanted to return the next year. I gave no promises because of scheduling and cost, but it was worth every cent and every minute. It’s an outdoor con with maybe 100 – 120 people so you get to meet almost everyone, and there are actually things to do, unlike a hotel con. The only way I’m not going is if something major comes up.

Fangcon: Attended 2012 with Tikaani, WagzTail guest. It was a first-year con complete with its own hiccups and quirks, with a lot of room for improvement but not enough to inspire me to return. I was very disappointed in what I had hoped would be a more family-friendly con, but wasn’t.

That about sums it up. Leave a comment below if you’d like to share your own plans.


Kon’nichi wa, minna-san!

This is my first blog on this site, although I have used other places before. (Except those others are a pain.)

What do I plan to do here? My objectives can be summed up as follows:
1. Provide insight into the mysterious world that is my mind.
2. Give the occasional personal-life update, though I wouldn’t count on that.
3. Shed light on the status of my stories while keeping them secret enough.
4. Vent. Because that will happen sometimes.

Lest the reader assume that nothing else will ever be found on this page, allow me to say that these Objectives are by no means a full list.

Because I don’t like lists.