As seen at #LeakyCon
I’m Clara Oswald today! Look for me!
Ready for @LeakyCon
Oh my god.
I can’t believe you still have that. I’m full of the feels.
Anonymous said: I'm officially off work for two weeks for LeakyCon now and I may have yelled, "I'M NOT GONNA BE HERE FOR TWO WEEKS BECAUSE FLORIDA AND HARRY POTTER" across a mostly empty parking lot. And then random drunk people applauded me.
A+! No access to gifs but imagine Snape approving you.
- until each time I leave for LeakyCon, and the texts and excitement start flying, is that I AM SEEING SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS TOO. In the craziness of the year and all the work it’s easy to forget that. And I watch how people say “I’m going home,” and mean it. And I always feel like that guy who’s watching you all be happy and that makes me EXTRAORDINARILY happy.
And then today happens, the day I’m on the way. And I remember I am going to see John and Frak, and I have friends who have never seen this coming to experience it, and my cousin is coming from Italy, and my first ever fandom friend Meg (the one who got engaged in my book) is coming for the first time, and Cheryl is coming, and we got Maureen a Segway (the only thing that tops getting to just SEE Maureen), and I will get to hang with Andrew and Paul and Matt and Lauren B and Lauren F (who are just such wonderful examples of human beings in general), and I am so fortunate that my business partner is someone who is also my dear friend, and my coworkers and colleagues and all our volunteers are genuinely good people trying to do a good thing, and my life is such that I get to do a thing where I can order Mandrakes and Thor costumes and Hobbit ears as a legitimate part of my workday and that all my weird, silly impulses have a real shot of turning into real life (and often have). That is such an unbelievable gift. And for the first time since 2009 I am doing it free from threat on my life. Best LeakyCon ever.
My life is good, and I’m going home. See you there.
squidkitten said: I'm not able to go to the Closing Ceremonies at Leaky this year :( I'm so sad that I'm going to miss all the Esther Day fun, but will announcements made about future cons also be made on Twitter? I really don't want to miss out on all of it. Thanks!
Yeah I think it’s safe to assume any announcements will appear on Twitter because, well, people are gonna tweet! But it’s better in person always!
that-canadian-new-yorker said: MELISSA I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT WEEK AND THIS IS MY THIRD LEAKY AND THE FIRST ONE I'M VOLUNTEERING AT AND I'M JUST SO EXCITED I NEEDED TO FLAIL TO YOU SO THIS IS ME FLAILING AAAHHHHHJLJK;ASDJG;LSFJ AND I'M GLAD YOUR ASK BOX IS OPEN AGAIN I HOPE YOU'RE DOING WELL C:
ON MY WAY!!!!
kelseytvs said: Repeatedly emptying and re-packing my suitcase to make sure I haven't forgotten anything!
Did it three times!
chocolatl said: Can you tell us what time check in will be open in the mornings, and what times the marketplace will be open? Thanks, see you in THREE DAYYYYSSS lsdkfjldkfj
No I cannot! I don’t answer questions via the ask box that are available through official channels, by googling or looking on the website. But I can share MY EXCITEMENT BECAUSE I AM CURRENTLY EN ROUTE TO THE AIRPORT! WAHOO! SEE YOU SOON!!