Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong


This is the first year in quite some time that I haven't gone to DragonCon.

It feels strange. I mean, that's what we do on Labor Day weekend. But we;re not.

Because I keep almost forgetting how much I've hated DragonCon these past few years. Fewer things of interest, and an exponential increase in attendees...

I don't deal well with crowds under the best of circumstances. And since they moved the dealer's room over from the apparel mart, it's been so much worse. Two people cannot walk side by side in the dealer's room. You can't stop to look at anything, because you'd be blocking traffic. Ridiculous. Just sitting in the hallway with all of the crowds milling around gets me agitated.

And that's under normal circumstances. On the Keppra.... agitation is constant, and so is exhaustion. I was miserable for big chunks of last year due to st00pid crowd issues, and I'd be more miserable this year.

Plus Elayna hates it, and that stresses us out even more.

I'm old-school. I remember when cons were cons, man. But this is too big.

MegaCon is getting a bit big, too - but now that CrossGen's out of business, we'll see what happens there.

I'll definitely return to Arisia. Arisia was a good size.

I'm getting old.

It just feels weird.
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