When you’re a young geek, you tend to think there can’t be anyone like you in the universe. No one out in the world can have your unique ability to quote every movie you’ve ever seen, or has an obscenely large t-shirt collection. No one else out there is able to wax poetic about why Lando had to betray Han Solo in Empire Strikes Back. At least, that’s what I used to think. Then, I went to Non Conference.
Aiming Low and Slightly Bent Productions recently put together a lovely and intimate Conference. The Non Conference was meant to ignite bloggers and writers to a point of inspiration. When I briefly wrote about it last week, I had no idea how much it would change my outlook on my writing, and myself. I also had no clue that I would find so many kindred spirits in one place. It indeed felt like a “non conference.” It was more like a retreat; a continuous love-fest of “nerd and geekdom” and I had no issue with losing myself there. It felt like home.
Thank you so much, Aiming Low staff. You’ve showed me that I do have a voice, and no matter how weird I think it may be, it’s valuable, lovable, and needs to be shared with the world. And by the power of grayskull, I shall make you proud.
photo credits to The incredible Don’t Speak Whinese The genius Neil Kramer and the incomparable Southern Spark for three of these awesome pictures.