So, RTX15 ended less than a week ago, and I'm just now figuring out what I wanted to post in relation to that.
The short version: it was fucking amazing. I always enjoy RTX, and this year was no different in those terms. In larger terms, LOTS of things were different.
The long version:
From the RTSQ charity auction to the final goodbyes sent to my friends on Monday, the entire duration of the con was wonderful. I made so many new friends, saw old ones, experienced new things, and finally got around to crossing some things off of my RTX bucket list of sorts.
Namely, on the bucket list, was holding Burnie. If you've been keeping tabs on my little photo stunts since 2013, you'll realize that this was the first year I got a photo with him at all! I won't go into it too much, but I was absolutely elated to have that chance. He was really cool with it, and super fun to talk to for the brief minutes I was in his presence. I was so happy at the end that I gave him a hug, which might not have been expected, but it felt like the right thing to do.
Other people were held, of course, and other things transpired. Mostly in relation to those new friends I mentioned earlier. I don't think I have them all on RT, but they know who they are and they know that I am eternally grateful just to know them at all.
Another one I should mention by name, however, is Nick. The tour guide from A Simple Walk Nick. We met at the front of the line for the Slow Mo Guys shoot in 2013, talked off and on from there, and he then surprised me by showing up again this year! I was able to snag a drink and a chat with him on Wednesday before he had to go back across the sea, but I feel like we'll be in more contact until he gets to come state-side again.
A very special thanks to Marcie (DLGR), Corrin (Lambency), and Miranda (Mirzers) for making the weekend extra special. I spent most of my free time with those lovely ladies, and I'm incredibly honored to say I know them at all. All three of them are just downright amazing and I can't wait to see them again.
I could ramble a lot more, but I don't have the time.
So, I'll leave off by once again saying thank you - to the people I met, the friends I made, and to the people who agreed to let me hold them like pretty princesses.
Till next year, RTX. Till next year.