On Life and Love


Things were complicated at DragonCon last year. It was my first attendance, which was awesome and amazing, but things were starting to go south in my triad and I didn’t know how to escape, even at an event as large as DragonCon. For all that the con was fascinating and exhausting in its own right, the relationship stuff cast a shadow on it.

So with the triad dissolved, I dragged my feet on signing up for DragonCon 2013. If Greg and I roomed with Deana (major question #1), we’d be persons 7 and 8 in the room.

Eight people. In one room.

(Last year we were 5th and 6th, and that was too many for my tastes, although it was ├╝ber-convenient to be in the main DragonCon Marriott. But that stale smell of 6 people’s peopleness in one room? Less than optimal.)

All of those complex memories combined with a healthy dose of emotional healing and determination, and I ordered my DragonCon ticket yesterday. I found a hotel within half a mile of the Marriott that still had rooms available. Greg agreed to room with me and split costs, and I booked the room.

I’m going to DragonCon! *happy dance*

Costume ideas are up in the air, but I’m pretty dedicated (if I do a costume) to representing a black character. Preferably also a woman, and preferably not Martha Jones (of Doctor Who) or Zoe (of Firefly), which I saw plenty of the attending black women cosplaying last year.