Today was the last day. I think the con topped out at 20-25 people this year, which is only a few people less than last year, but you don't have to spend a ton of money to go to a con with thousands of people in order to have fun.
Today started out with a raffle. I won a Friday the 13th
promo poster with Jared on it. I hadn't seen that one before, just the official hockey mask one. I may actually have to cough up the money for an autograph ticket at a con now so I can get him to sign it.
The first panel of the day was a discussion of angels and demons on Supernatural
both in general, and the specific characters we've met (like Castiel and Alastair). Information came from the show itself and mythology.
The next panel was on making LJ banners and icons in Photoshop. I don't have Photoshop so it wasn't that helpful to me, but I did learn that Sell Your Soul is the official Supernatural
font, which could come in handy someday.
Then we went over the basic character alignments from role playing games (lawful good through chaotic evil) and tried to apply them to various characters from the show, which led to some interesting discussions.
We broke for lunch early, but somehow I wound up staying behind to watch some songvids and some video footage one of the other con-goers shot of the Styx concert last Friday night. Here's a tip for anyone who has never attended an all-fan-all-the-time con: always carry a flash drive with you. Load it with some of your favorite pictures, vids, or interview clips to share with others, but leave plenty of room for snagging from other people. I was able to contribute to a very ::coughcough:: academic discussion some of us were having about Jared's Sam jeans vs. his Friday the 13th
jeans with a picture I had on my flash drive. I also used that drive to snag two awesome songvids from other people.
We still had a bunch of time left after everyone came back from lunch, so we all watched "Monster Movie." I love that ep, but then I grew up watching those movies on UHF.
After lunch, anteka
took the annual group photo. This is the only con I've ever been to where the entire con membership could fit in a single photograph, but that's one of the things I like about it.
Then there was a video tribute to the late Kim Manners, which consisted of clips from episodes of various shows he directed, behind-the-scenes stills, clips from commentary tracks by or about him, and a couple of interview clips.
The con was scheduled to end with an open discussion, but everybody was really tired and had been discussing the show non-stop for two days already, so after a little while we gave up and threw on "It's a Terrible Life" instead. Someone had the genius idea to pass around a sheet of paper and have us all write down our LJ names on it, then had the hotel make enough copies for everybody. I've already been friended by two people ::waves at asyouleft
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