I was thinking about conventions today and I was thinking about the little things that make me happy.
At PAX I received a small pin from James from Funhaus just for getting him some chocolate milk, and that short moment is now a great positive memory for me from a great con.
It makes me think a lot about some of the more negative experiences I've had at conventions in the past; made me think about my friends who did and still do have AWFUL convention experiences.
I kind of wanted to make this a guide but I think instead I just wanted to make this a "wow I sure am happy" post. When I first started conventions I would go "this is my favourite con memory" "no this is my favourite". Now they're all my favourite. Different small memories from a bunch of different conventions. Making a friend, having a great meal, being happy with your costume, taking a silly selfies. Those all made me happy.
By letting plans be flexible, staying positive, and surrounding myself with positive people I've had great times at conventions. And while cosplay and conventions aren't always for everyone, and that enjoyment of cosplay can come and go, I'm very happy with how my convention experiences are at this time.
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