Musings of a Sleep Deprived Engineer

Vegetarian. Body-positive. Whovian. HUGE Nerd. What is Punk anyways? Loves: Math, Science, Scientific History, Literature, Art, Music, General Nerd-ery. Currently living in Manhattan.

valderie:

doctorwho:

First!
This is a pic of the first people in line for Sunday’s Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic-Con. They’ve been standing in line since 3pm Saturday afternoon.
Welcome, new #DWLineCon

uhhh. kind of not ok with some other people taking our dwlinecon. let them create their own hashtag. that was new yorks. thanks.

Right, also my main issue (not to be a whiny bitch, but…) is that the whole beauty of DWLineCon is that it wasn’t a “real” convention. You’re “having a DWLineCon” at the happiest/nerdiest place on earth, and that wasn’t really the point of it. The point was, here we were, more than 200 nerds along 12th street and 2nd ave spending the night on the freezing cold pavement, avoiding the homeless and drunk people stumbling past us, as well as passersby asking “What is this line for?” “What’s Doctor Who?” “When is this thing you’re waiting for?” “Are you crazy?” Strangers from all over sharing coffee, bathroom runs, candy (sometimes from a fez), and photo ops. 
The beauty was that NYC doesn’t have a Doctor Who convention, and to be honest our Comic Con isn’t nearly as insane as SDCC. I can count the NY whovians I know from outside DWLineCon (excluding ones who only are thanks to my forcing it upon them) on one hand. This was a meeting of nerds in a place that is so culturally afraid to be nerdy. 
I suppose I’m just being bitter, because there’s really no way that this thing being called “DWLineCon” today will be 1/4 as amazing as what transpired on April 10/11th of this year. Can’t we just give NY that one little title? Can’t we just get that?

valderie:

doctorwho:

First!

This is a pic of the first people in line for Sunday’s Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic-Con. They’ve been standing in line since 3pm Saturday afternoon.

Welcome, new #DWLineCon

uhhh. kind of not ok with some other people taking our dwlinecon. let them create their own hashtag. that was new yorks. thanks.

Right, also my main issue (not to be a whiny bitch, but…) is that the whole beauty of DWLineCon is that it wasn’t a “real” convention. You’re “having a DWLineCon” at the happiest/nerdiest place on earth, and that wasn’t really the point of it. The point was, here we were, more than 200 nerds along 12th street and 2nd ave spending the night on the freezing cold pavement, avoiding the homeless and drunk people stumbling past us, as well as passersby asking “What is this line for?” “What’s Doctor Who?” “When is this thing you’re waiting for?” “Are you crazy?” Strangers from all over sharing coffee, bathroom runs, candy (sometimes from a fez), and photo ops. 

The beauty was that NYC doesn’t have a Doctor Who convention, and to be honest our Comic Con isn’t nearly as insane as SDCC. I can count the NY whovians I know from outside DWLineCon (excluding ones who only are thanks to my forcing it upon them) on one hand. This was a meeting of nerds in a place that is so culturally afraid to be nerdy. 

I suppose I’m just being bitter, because there’s really no way that this thing being called “DWLineCon” today will be 1/4 as amazing as what transpired on April 10/11th of this year. Can’t we just give NY that one little title? Can’t we just get that?

  • 24 July 2011
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