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esot_erica
Aug. 22nd, 2012 05:03 am (UTC)
Very well done. I wonder whether we'll hear any response to the questions you raised.

Out of curiosity, who is the person who lives near SDCC? I'd love to have more of a network of Backuppers next time I attend - every year I'm able to help a few more people out of yucky situations and every year I see one or two more ribbons, but it seems like a con that has much less of a BUP presence than some heartland/east coast cons.
thatwordgrrl
Aug. 22nd, 2012 05:51 am (UTC)
(Icon change because this is me as me...so confused now :> ) That's me, actually. I live in Los Angeles.

I went to one SDCC in 2004 and had such a miserable experience, I swore the only thing that would induce me to ever go back again would be the entire cast of the Avengers movie up on stage, stripping naked, and throwing out gourmet dark chocolate and $100 bills. To the best of my knowledge, that has yet to happen.

I've had people ask me about targeting SDCC. Although I know some pretty highly placed people on the concom, it just seems to be too overwhelming to make it effective for an event of 125,000 people. Plus, this whole hot steaming Dragon*Con mess leaves me with less than a warm and fuzzy about attempting it.

I note you work in the gaming industry, so I presume you know danicia. If not, she also works in the gaming industry, lives in SD, is one of the biggest BUP supporters, and is just a generally awesomesauce person who loves to get more women into gaming. She'd be a great resource for you!

esot_erica
Aug. 22nd, 2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure I do know her, but I'm sure I'd like to!

I'm sorry to hear that about your SDCC experience. It really has become a monstrously unwieldy beast of a convention, and I've known a lot of people who came to that precise conclusion, dark chocolate and everything. ;) But what can I say? It's my "home base" con, the One I've gone to every year without fail since 1999, the con love of my life... being an industry professional helps with the feeding frenzy for tickets, and going every year has taught me how to maximize the fun and minimize the lame, but I'll be the first in line to admit it has its issues.
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