So I went to the start of the Tour De Nerdfighting UK’s first stop in Swindon today.
Had a TON of fun, both with the show itself and fellow nerdfighters. I have a sore throat from talking and laughing so much with people I’ve never met before. So so much fun. John and Hank were both brilliant, and I only wish I could go to the one tomorrow in London (though one girl is).
Had a small signing-line chat with John on wearing my Nerdfighteria shirt in the hopes of finding another nerdfighter and how the Pizza John shirt was, he thought, better at that cause it was more obvious. Got hank to sign my copy of Pride & Prejudice and told him how I’d read the book to my grandmother on her death bed and I know she’d had loved Lizzie Bennet Diaries if she were still here. And also expressed hope that it would continue after the book to which he smiled in a sort of ‘we’ll see’ way.
So so so much fun, and found some people who were on the same train home as me whom we continued discussions with for ages to the confusion of those around us.
That big poster someone is holding in the second to last photo is this big poster two men printed and got everyone to sign. I met them when I walked out the train station (they had it up on display) and when us and a few other girls got to the venue to see a queue and looked after their stuff as the queue started to really build up and they went up and down it to get signatures. They were the last people in the queue to see John and Green and a few of us stayed behind for ages to see them giving the poster to them. They liked it, and Hank is keeping it cause he has more luggage space btw.
Fantastic day, and btw Hank’s song based on TFIOS? May be one of my fave ever.
On the way home though I kicked myself for not saying what I most wanted to - “THANK YOU”.
If you see this, Thank You, for you, for what you do, and for building this community that I love.