I have been attending SDCC since 2012 and this year was probably one of the best experiences of my life. It was fun, stress-free, and unexpectedly emotional. I just felt so… whole.
First, let’s talk about the fun. I don’t normally party, but when I do it’s with fellow nerds. I’ve attended a few fan parties and industry parties over the years, but this year’s Wynonna Earp party was freaking great. I met Emily Andras and Tim Rozon. Tamara Duarte photobombed one of our group photos. I saw Melanie Scorfano for a split second. I met up with cool people I haven’t seen in a while. Most importantly – I danced. I danced a lot. (P.S. @isjustprogress is the best dance partner I could ever ask for. I could dance and drink with this girl forever.)
Oh! By the way… this year is also the second time that I just casually crossed paths with Tyler Posey. Last year, it was at a restaurant. This year, it was at Ben & Jerry’s. No pic because of the awkwardness. But I swear… that dude.
Also, HOLY SHIT… you just don’t realize how stress-free SDCC could be until you say “fuck, I’m just gonna wing it.” In previous years I actually put together an itinerary of what I need to do, which events I need to attend, and when I actually need to eat. It was the most frustrating part of the con. This year I decided to keep it simple. My first day in San Diego was spent having drinks, talks, and leisurely walks with my friend Sarah. It’s gotta be the most relaxing day of my life. It really set the tone for the rest of my time there.
Anyway, let’s talk about how freaking emotional this whole con was. Besides parting with my friends yesterday and feeling like I lost a limb, both the Teen Wolf and Wynonna Earp panels brought out so many tears from my eyes that I was left thinking, WTF this was supposed to be fun!!! What can I say, seeing Tyler Posey and Melanie Scorfano cry just broke me. On a personal note, while I was at the Wynonna Earp panel I also found out that my grandmother passed away. It was expected, but it still hurts. I’m just glad I didn’t have to go through it by myself because my hotel roomies Morgan, Andrea, and Sarah are the best.
I’ve been rooming with the same people for a few years now and I couldn’t be more fortunate to be in the presence of such an amazing group of women. It doesn’t matter which hotel we end up at – I know that I’m going to a) Laugh a lot, b) Have deep conversations, and c) Spend several days with people who genuinely thinks I’m cool and seriously wants me around. To be honest, I’m still getting used to letter C. Every time I get a call or text saying “Come hang with us,” I still get teary-eyed. I spend most of the time by myself, you see. SDCC is one time out of the year where I know that I’d get all of the affection and physical contact that I don’t normally get in my day-to-day. And maybe it’s because we’ve spent enough days in a hotel together over the years… but this year, I felt especially loved. And that’s a big deal to me.