So finally it happened, the con was back after lockdown.
After passing on the event the last few times beforehand it felt like an age that I hadn’t been to the convention so was pretty keen to get to this, I went into the area first thing hoping that with the extra time I would able to navigate all the stalls.
So my first impressions walking in were slightly…underwhelming though I made the most of what was there which was still a good selection though I would say perhaps not enough variety between vendors. But still I managed to get a pretty decent haul all the same.
However I was really impressed with the turnout, it was great to see so many as the doors opened up for standard tickets so even though it felt like the arena was a bit barebones this year it filled up in no time.
I can understand that due to covid that both vendors and organisers were keeping things pretty basic though I do hope that now things are returning to relative normality that more effort is put into this event for next year.
The talks as well were a bit all over the place and I’m not sure what they’ve done with the stage setup, this needs to open out a bit more.
Overall I had a great time and I do appreciate that efforts that were made to get this convention back, it was made better thanks to the community and company I was with, though I normally stay most the day I didn’t feel so inclined this time.
I hope (not for the first time) that the turnout was enough to motivate the organisers to make more of a statement for the Glasgow event, I realise their priority is to the bigger shows though this show has potential to be much more with a bit more care and attention paid towards it.
Anyway, glad to be back at the event and already looking forward to next year, chances are I will go to a bigger show too though I still like to see my local convention getting the love it deserves.
Feel free to share your experiences, if nobody else does I’ll post up any videos made during the show.