Planet Comicon in Kansas City was amazing! I got to take my picture with Carry Elwes and even in the rush, he was super polite so that made the long wait in an even longer line totally worth it. Despite having been sick for most of the week prior to the convention, I managed to hold my own and walked around for more than 5 hours without sitting down (major accomplishment for me). I'd never been to something like this before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. My husband and I dressed up as apocalypse survivors circa 1987 and any reservations I had were totally unfounded. People at the Con were dressed up as every character you can imagine. I even stood in line behind some gals inspired by Tank Girl. It was so much fun!
If you've never been, I would describe the whole event as a giant craft fair for nerds. It was positively massive and filled with vendors of every kind. Comic books, original artwork, t-shirts, stuffed animals, toys, games, and everything in between. They also had panels on a variety of topics, many with celebrities (whom you could stand in line and pay a fee to take a photo with). Unfortunately, I didn't have time for any panels this trip, but next time, definitely! There were amazing costumes too. Right before we left, I saw Chewbaca standing by the escalator!
I'm so glad I got to have this experience and am even prouder that I was able to do so much. Less than a year ago, I was walking with a cane and couldn't make it to the back of Hobby Lobby. I might not be where I want to be, but I'm making all kinds of progress. Oh, and yesterday at my check up, my doctor told me that she could tell I had been working out because my heart sounds very strong. I'll just keep hanging on to the positives and moving the mountain one stone at a time!
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