Well, it's finally over. No more conventions for the rest of the year. Which means it's time to start planning for next year. But first a Recap:
RTX Was awesome. My Room mates were awesome. Master Pancake theater was awesome. But there are ways I can improve. I could have totally made more panels. Also some games, could've done those. Oh, big thing: NO MORE SHIRTS! It took me almost 2 weeks to wear all the shirts I got. Only three next time. And that's if I need them.
Next Connecticon. It was nice to see My friends again, and running the ConnLUG display was fun. Honestly, everything that went wrong was beyond my control. It's not my fault they decided no schedule in the program was a smart idea. Same for lumping pre-reg and on-site registration into one line. The only thing I think that needs work is what I've got to display. All I really had was a TIE Fighter and an ARC-170. I need more. I need ideas.
Lastly, World War Brick. This was a doozy. The display was excellent, but that wasn't the problem. Money management was the problem. Normally, I take roughly half my money in cash, and the rest stays on my card. The cash is used for shit I don't need, while the card is for shit I do need. This time, I took significantly less than half. The result was me spending all my cash instantly (The lego Chi-Ha was worth it), then having to use my card for the rest of the con. I ended up unknowingly blowing the last of my money on a Lego BT-7, then couldn't afford food for the rest of the con. Thankfully, I'm good at ignoring hunger, but the fact I ran out is unacceptable.
But it was still fun. I got to talk about planes, and I think Will Chapman, the guy who started Brickarms gets a kick out of me modding his weapons. Most people take their time and carefully modify little weapons so they can use them in their displays. Then he looks over at me and starts laughing as I furiously file away at a scope so I can use it as a gun barrel. I've made some real abominations, trust me.
So, Con Plans for next year. Well, this is weird. First RTX and Connecticon are on the same weekend. So I gotta pick one. Then there's word that they might not do World War Brick in Hartford because there's like three other Lego conventions nearby. They'll just do their Anaheim one, and maybe Minneapolis. But all in all, I might be down two of my three cons.
So, I can expand my horizons.
I could theoretically do another convention. PAX East, for example, is feasible. The only real limit is the fact I don't know how much any of this would cost. I'll ask around.
So, Here's to the 2017 Con-going season. Which might barely exist.