Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I thought this would be a good follow-up to my last post: I
get so many convention "success stories" from you readers that I started
compiling a few of my favorites. These are all from people who attended
a convention for the very first time, many of whom struggle with anxiety and/or just didn't know what to expect. Once you've read their stories, I think you'll see why I just HAD to share. Enjoy!
Note: If anything seems a little stilted, it's because I've edited these for brevity. Apologies. :)
From Marsi in Vancouver:
From Ula K. in Poland:
"I know how you appreciate it when readers tell you that you've encouraged them to go to a convention or try cosplaying for the first time, so I'm proud to tell you that this is my story, too. I've always been too shy, especially around crowds, to go to a con. However, reading the 'success stories' on Epbot, and seeing the gorgeous photos that your readers shared, made me gradually build up some courage. Then I saw your amazing Lady Vadore costume, and it set off something in me.
From Carina in Germany:
From Alyssa (also in Vancouver):
From Alice G. in San Diego:
And finally, this one from Melaine in California legitimately made me cry. Dang it all.
Thanks so much to all of these fabulous, brave ladies for letting me share their stories, and to all the rest of you out there who take the time to e-mail me. I firmly believe that the more we share the things we love, the more good we can do in this world, and you are all perfect examples of that. Exemplary, even. ;)
Now I better get out of here before I get all weepy again. Thanks again, everyone, and as always, feel free to share your own photos and links in the comments or over on the Epbot Facebook page!
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