(I know this is incredibly late but this month has been maaad crazy. Everything should be back to it's regularly scheduled programming now though!)
RTX Austin 2017.
It's difficult to find a place to being because this trip was so much for me in so many ways. If I have to pick one place to start though it would obviously be with the fact that I was there as a Guardian for the first time! I had applied to be a Guardian last year, wasn't accepted and ended up attending RTX Austin for the first time instead.
After being an attendee, I understood why I wasn't accepted as a Guardian. Having only attended Fan Expo Canada for the past several years as my main convention, I was surprised by how different RTX was (in all of the best ways). It truly is a convention that centres around the community and the family that exists within it.
I especially found those things volunteering as a a Store Guardian with the best team I could've asked for as a first year Guardian. Everybody was friendly, accepting and patient while I was learning the ropes of the store.
All in all, I had an incredible experience, I'll be applying to be a Guardian again for next year and hopefully see everybody again!