Ladies sit and stay seated and the men rotate after each three min session. . I really don't see the Power Rangers stopping. If they can keep that kind of stuff up, the con will only get bigger. Yeah, it's tiring to those of us not really into Power Rangers, but it brings in more people, which could lead to bigger things for everyone.
I'm glad Lexington has a convention, I'm glad it's been going for 3 years now, and I'm glad people are so supportive of it. Even in my going through the show room floor and artist alley, on my way home I realized I missed a good section of the floor because I stayed between 200- 2600. Source: This Podcast is off the chain. They do not kid when saying they are the biggest convention on the East Coast. Most pricing info will not become available until the week of the show! I have only done speed dating at a convention once and that was at AwesomeCon Dc.
My little geek heart was broken and I vowed to plan better for next year. I tried to back out of it but my friends already signed me up. I didn't realize it was so big in Lexington, though. The biggest difference from the comic con speed dating to the one I did locally was that I liked find out my matches the next day. So when I had the opportunity to go to New York Comic Con for the first time ever, thanks to some amazing friends in the city, I knew it would be great just like it is here. I had fun at the con, but it was exhausting, too, since I spent the whole time selling prints and keychains.
We will add to this list as more information becomes available to us! Also you see what the geeks and nerds of a new city have to offer and that experience is wonderful overall. It's had the same problems since it's first year. Things got so cluttered and there were total gridlocks in foot traffic. So few people seemed to know that there were bathrooms at both ends of the hall, but even then it didn't matter sometimes because the lines for celebrity signatures were so long that you couldn't get through to the bathroom, so you had to walk all the way from the end with the celebrities to the entrance, which was constantly bottleneck and nearly impossible to get through. I am a geek girl and conventions have been my thing since 2009 when I attended my first one in Maryland. All of them were good natured and no one cared about us poking fun at them.
All in all this weekend was amazingly fun and we learned that celebs and cosplayers alike are super nice folks, just out to get some appreciation for their craft. The panels and guest that were there are top notch. So I figured why not give it a go. I went on a total of about 25 dates in a two hour session and I can say I think it was nice. I really like Lexcon, it just needs some better organization. But come up with a more organized floor plan that allows for traffic flow and enough with the Power Rangers. We can't wait to go to the next convention! I am sure those that are familiar with Baltimore know that a couple times in the summer you see people in costume for an entire weekend straight.
And Lexcon getting Amy Jo Johnson was huge, since it was her first con appearance ever. Overall I met some really amazing geek guys, but I also think it was because I was an out of towner, it made matching up hard which I understand. So in I went and stood in line to get my sticker with my name and be seated. In addition to the normal convention, they had speed dating. He got a bigger, more excited crowd than Shatner and Takei combined at times. In fact, it took me 15 minutes to get from one end to the other with no stops to shop or look around. Everyone is there for their passion in all things comic, anime, video games and more.
I'm really impressed that Lexcon can draw such a massive crowd, but dammit, the convention center is so poorly laid out for cons, and the con itself wasn't organized that well, either. Power Rangers still has a massive following. However, geek speed dating should be a bigger thing even outside conventions, mostly because you already know the one thing you have in common and can go from there. Ish, Madison and I decided we were gonna go down to the Comic Book Convention and interview celebs and cosplayers! Everything from the exhibitors to the artist alley to panels is worth it. Even with crowds surpassing 151,000 it was worth it. And there will be a next year.
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