“Warner Bros. is looking for their next cash-cow film franchise? I’ve got the answer - hire J.K. Rowling to write all seven Harry Potter books from the perspective of Neville Longbottom (and then make each one into two movies of course).”—
I'm not sure if you've answered this elsewhere, but what challenges does attending a large scale convention like SDCC pose for you since you need a scooter to get around for long periods of time. I'm curious because I'm starting to realize that with the extreme severity of my arthritis, something like SDCC would cause too much pain for me to try and attend if I were to walk/stand around the whole time.
You know, I thought about it and I think getting around in a scooter at SDCC may be just as challenging as walking. I mean, it gets horribly crowded there to the point that everyone is just walking at a snail’s pace anyway. Though being in a scooter or wheelchair can be challenging when people don’t realize you’re there because you are lower than the crowd. Also, making turns, etc can be difficult. But all that being said it doesn’t make the show something to avoid because of it. On the plus side, there’s great reserved seating at panels! :)
Are there friends that you only know through and see at Cons?
Yes, quite a few actually. The majority of my “geeky” friends are spread out over the country or even outside it and cons are a great way to meet up, not to mention save money on hotels! I’ve got a good chunk of people here in the NY area but there are plenty I can’t wait to see when the cons come around.