Hi, I'm back from the MLP convention in Prage.
Overall it was fun, but the day when I had the panel was one of my most stressful days since I remember. I thought I'd faint before start. And that's weird because I had presentations in my uni in front of big crowds on subjects I didn't know as much as I do about the way I
However, while travelling was quite fast and pleasant itself... I dislike travelling in general - plus the height difference between Warsaw and Prague was enough to make my nights sleepless due to pressure difference... That + stress = no more than 3 hours of sleep before the panel. GG.
came up with an idea that he could start the presentation - and I could regain some composure during that. I thought I'd faint on my way to the table... >.>
And it was easier with a smaller crowd - my panel was the first event and most people run to the vendor hall - I was not vendoring during the con. That doesn't sound like fun. After the panel was over, it was a bit more pleasant - I just had to sign some stuff on the next day. And I wasn't the most sought after guest - the majority of attendees seemed to be excited about Fallout Equestria - animation/game/music panels were much more crowded than mine. And Czech people were excited about Applejack's voice actor for Czech dubbing of the show.
A fun fact was that one of the staff guys told me people were actually looking for me, but they didn't know how I look (probably thanks to missing my panel
However, people said my presentation was 'great/awesome' - I was too stressed to judge it myself so I will roll with that, even though I'm aware that could be just courtesy.
During the con I met
who attended the con "incognito" as regular attendees - it was great to finally meet them. And we hanged out together with SzafaLesiaka
most of the time.
I didn't get too much 'loot' - I bought three Chrysalis badges and I got a sketch from
(go watch her) who is actually the author of this famous memetic picture
a picture of my
changelingsona embarrassing himself (while drunk - I guess he must be drunk) in front of Libussa. Some sort of a sequel (or prequel?) to my recent comic (the sketch is hosted by SzafaLesiaka who formally ordered the sketch).
And I got a nicely printed copy of my Libussa comic. Several copies were given to some people who were lucky enough to grab them during the signing session.
from DA people I also met
(from Falllout Equestria team) - who actually can speak Polish as a bilingual native speaker, but for some reason I was subconsciously switching to English while talking to him... because he lives in Germany >.> How embarrassing.
And I met
And other people of course but I don't know their internet aliases
Another fun fact... my father actually attended the con, even though I asked him not to come and I didn't tell him where the con was taking place. But when I was inside the building I saw he was just sitting in the lobby, and I was like 'Oh, come on!'
He was kind of fascinated with the cosplayers - he couldn't really understand 'why?'
Speaking of that - Princess Pinkie cosplay was really good (and she won the prize for best cosplay craftsmanship).
I didn't really get to see much of Prague - I visited the Museum of Medieval Torture on the day of arrival. On Saturday I was too tired after my panel and had to leave the con day early to rest in the hotel (sadly, I couldn't sleep... I was re-living my presentation, thinking about what I should have said differently...). On the next day I just had a walk around Mala Strana after the con ended. At least the flight between Warsaw and Prague is very fast - just about an hour. I couldn't imagine going there by train or bus - 10-12hours at least - especially with my travel sickness
So, generally it was fun and intersting (Even though it was stressed at start - but thankfully my event was first so I didn't have to worry too long). It was worth going there. Thanks to :theGolden-dragon: for contacting me about the con - I'm fairly sure I wouldn't dare to go to any
MLP con as a regular attendee because I'm way too shy, introverted and closet to do this without external incentive
Maybe I will get invited to another con one day...
Sadly, I've heard there is no Czequestria next year (there'll be one in 2 years, though).
Also, thanks to
(And again to
) for helping me out with my presentation and for moral support. And naturally, thanks for the organizers and attendees for making the con a enjoyable
As for now - back to reality - in a few days I will upload a little comic I made for Czequestria panel.