As you all may remember, Gen Con last year was my first Con ever. I had a blast. I went under the banner of Geeky Girls’ Night In, and reported on it a couple of times on the podcast. See below:
I looked forward to going again on a press pass this year, and was getting ready to line up articles as well as segments on the podcast. I was slowly planning what I wanted to see and who I wanted to speak with.
I got denied a Gen Con press pass this year.
When I reached out to the PR people, they said it was because I was given a press pass last year, and did nothing with it. No reports or anything. I refuted this and even sent the evidence; and email to the same person I was corresponding with, that I sent her the prior year of all of the content I created based on Gen Con.
I never heard from her again.
Normally I would roll with this and keep it moving, but I am slightly irritated. However, as I write this, some clarity has come my way:
These people do not owe me shit.
I got a press pass last year, I created content based on that press pass. End of transaction. That does not guarantee me a press pass this year.
I am taking a deep breath and letting this go. And I believe I am going to go ahead and purchase a pass for Saturday. The Friday before, I will be heading to Butler University to see Hello from the Magic Tavern again. I am super excited about that as well.
So most of you know, I am from Indianapolis. I am orginally from a small town called Kokomo, but you need to RUN (not walk) away from that town. It is a pit, a cesspool, and I hate it.
*Ahem* Being in Indianapolis and being a blogger has one slight perk. I get to be a member of Indianapolis bloggers! They are a group all about promoting Indianapolis blogs. YAY!
Here is a link to check them out: http://indianapolisblogs.blogspot.com/
The YMCA Indianapolis was holding a contest on Facebook. Winner received tickets to the Indianapolis home show. I won. I get excited about simple things like that, so I made my husband take a pic of me. It turned out pretty good and my hair was adorable!
I would love love LOVE to have a natural hair meetup here in Indianapolis. I think we are at a decent place, and there is plenty to do around here.
Problem is? I don't know the first thing about doing a natural hair meetup. I would do it early summer (when I don't have classes, and it would give me a year to plan things!) If you have any ideas, advice, or would like to help, shoot me an email, a message, anything! How do I get sponsors? Things like that.
Also you can find me on twitter with your ideas @mrsckugs.