Thursday, April 22, 2021

WonderCon Coverage

Well, there's finally some light at the end of the tunnel.  I got my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and I'm so relieved to finally be protected.  It's been over a year and it's been an absolute drag staying home from everything.

One of the things I miss most is Comic Cons.  In previous years I attended a couple a year, wearing multiple cosplays during the course of the weekend.  I've got my fingers crossed for a possible in-person Los Angeles Comic Con, and I'm working on a few outfits for it.

I assume that's what the stimmy checks were for... right? 

Anyway, in the meantime, Cons have gone virtual, and I got a press pass for WonderCon, which was awesome but also very strange because since everything was online the press pass didn't do anything much, aside from motivate me to write a number of articles covering WonderCon.

So, for my writing this April, I humbly present the WonderCon preview article and the WonderCon after-summary article I wrote, along with two more articles on a couple of my favorite panels:  

None of these articles are necessarily my best work but I still felt proud just to get them out, because this month, all of the isolation of the last year finally caught up with me and I got into a really bad depressive slump.  I ended up back on my anti-depressants (boo!) but hopefully this is only temporary.  Like I said, there's some light at the end of the tunnel.

I've had a few private writing commissions and have been readying my newest cosplay, which is a WWII-era sergeant's uniform that will double as a pre-Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes as well as my Vampire: The Masquerade character, James "Dapper Jimmy" Donahue.  I've been LARPing with a group for a year on Discord but it's just not the same as getting to dress up and go out.

The main thing is to maintain momentum with regards to my writing and my other hobbies.  In that sense I think I'm doing okay.  This is doubly hard not just because of the pandemic but because of a very, very mobile toddler.

By next month I'll be fully vaccinated and so I'm hoping to have a semi-normal birthday in May.  Fingers crossed.

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