You know, I was really nervous about going to this since I've never been to an HP con before but so far it has been a blast. I met auntee_mame
, and pennswoods
, among tons of other awesome people whose lj names I've forgotten. It took me SO LONG to find the H/D meetup and I was kind of lurking behind a pillar peeking out and squinting at furiosity
because I once saw a picture of her on LJ and was trying to figure out if that was her or just a furiosity-looking randomperson, but fortunately she's way more on top of things than I am and was all "WE'RE THE HD MEETUP!" so I didn't have to figure out a way to furtively sneak closer and ascertain that I was not once again approaching a bunch of Harry/Hermione shippers and going, "heeeeey, H/D?" So then one of the few seats open was by auntee_mame
who was the only other person I knew there at the time, so that was great.
I'm quite shy and since this is the first time I ever met any of these people I felt super-awkward following them around. Fortunately everyone was absolutely lovely and they didn't even shut me up when I got tipsy and started trying to dominate the discussion with Harry Potter and the Spacebrooms of Doom
and my ramblings on Ron/Draco
. I've never been around so many fannish people at once and it was a little overwhelming but very awesome.
Uh, also, at dinner I mentioned some PRETTY AWESOME fanvids and said I'd link them here, so:
1. Snakes on a Plane
2. In Exchange for Your Tomorrows
by Lim. (I think I misremembered this as Snape/Harry but it's really just more Snape.)
p.s. - I left the lamest-ever friending comments because I was still not entirely sober and am also very sleepy and could not think of anything to say other than OMG HI PORTUS. It happens.