Thursday, September 13, 2012
Writers vs. Con Attendees?
I have to say the kids had a blast with it as evidenced by the photos posted. Thinking over the day, I came to the realization that Convention goers who like Kumoricon, Dragon Con, and Comic Con are very much like writers. You're probably saying, huh? Let me explain. As a writer there are certain aspects that make us great at what we do, some of which can be taught and some we just do. Those same qualities are true for the convention attendees.
We are both creative in a different set of ways. As writers we create worlds with our words. As a convention attendee you get the chance to make costumes. Some choose their favorite character while others create their own.
Persistence comes in when we writers keep writing no matter what life throws our way or what rejections we get. As a costumer you don't give up on the ideas. Which leads me into the next quality.
For a writer it can take anywhere from a couple of months to several years to get our work finished, polished and published. For a costumer it takes time. Especially for the more elaborate ones that can take up to a year. The photo to the right took the gentleman seven months to create.
4.) Like-minded people
Of course the last trait is that we all like to be with like-minded people, people who understand us. Both of us don't usually fit in with the general group of people, whether because we as writers talk to ourselves, aren't always aware of the conversation we're in, or even just are not there. As a con attendee I've heard stories of bullying from others just because they like a certain thing, like Sat wars, Comic books, Anime.
What are some qualities you believe could belong to both groups? Have you ever been to any Convention? If you have what were your thoughts about it?