I knew it would take something exceptional for myself to return to the RT site and posting journals, but RTX London was that and more.
When announced, I immediately grabbed tickets without a thought, with RTX Austin always just out of reach. You can't plan for the unexpected and this stopped many trips over countless years. I had no friends within the RT community and was going down as a loner, I enjoy my own company but was willing to be a bit more social to guarantee a productive trip. I shared a hotel room with 2 members of the RTUK community, lovely folk who were always friendly and conversational. I know their real names but none of the details on the site!
The weekend was a blast, yes lots of queuing, but much fun talking to other con-goers, guardians and staff to pass the time. I saw many panels: Writers block, Ladies of RT, Off Topic, RT podcast, Voice acting. Saw the RT staff from a distance, but that's fine, I missed out on autographs but that's not really my thing anyway. Same with photos and merch, I have zero from the event, but that doesn't mean the event didn't happen or the memories and conversations at the con don't exist.
All in all a successful trip, looking forward to next year with a determination to be a better part of this community and expand horizons even further!
Shout out to the RTUK Facebook group who kept us updated and in contact with other attendees.