First off, I met a lot of my friends for the first time and hung out with others for the first time in a Brony setting. These include *Sorelstrasz, ~sagegami, *TehJadeh, ~ScribbleQuill, Joe Cawley (BronyDanceParty), James Milligan, and Josh Phillips, among others. I'm hoping I get to hang with more members of Silly Filly Studios next year!
Second, I got to meet a few of the big names as well, including Peter New! In fact, I cosplayed as Big Mac, which was approriate when I ended up on the elevator with him by accident... twice..
After eeyuping about 200 times in my cosplay, doing a fan-read script as Big Mac with the fandom VAs, and waiting in a long line, I got to meet and talk with Peter. He signed my plushie, and we proceeded to call out together, in unison, SCHMOOPIE DOO! That was, by far, one of my favorite moments at the con.
I also met Tara Strong briefly. I got a hat signed for donating to Kiki (yay!) and she even recorded a short voice clip as Raven for me. The quality... is lacking, to say the least.
Now, see that name "Cat" on the Big Mac? Well, I had Tara Strong sign the hat and do the recording as a gift to my girlfriend. She loved it! And I loved being able to do it for her! It makes me so happy when she smiles. <insertPinkie>
Finally, I met Andrew W.K! For anyone who doesn't know who that is, first off, shame on you. Second off, he said right in his panel that he wants people to hear his music more than he cares about illegal downloading. That being said, go download his "I Get Wet" album now... and let the party commence!
Andrew had an amazing panel. It was extremely uplifting and interesting. I don't care if people says he's just trying to jump on the bandwagon. I think he's serious, and he is a great guy who pushes individuality to the level of Lady Gaga. Also, partying. Hard. I can definitely support that.
Here's what I got him to sign. Be jealous.
He tweeted at me twice and followed me for this. So post-con rocked just as much as the actual con for me. Thanks, Andy boy.
Now I'm in a bit of a predicament. I'm totally inspired right now, and two of the friends I went with want to start a small studio. With this will come my new OC identity. However, school has pretty much put my inspiration to a halt.
What do, watchers? What do?