Posted By Kathleen David on November 18, 2012
Continuing from yesterday.
I am thankful for Fandom. I have met so many interesting people and done at lot if interesting things because of Fandom. And honestly in some ways it saved my life. It gave me a group of people who were willing to rattle on a topic that I was obsessed with without me feeling strange. It gave me a group to feel part of when I didn’t really part of a group. It gave me life long friends.
Through Fandom I found all kinds of authors to read and a whole bunch of authors who are my friends now. I have met people before their big break. I have become friends with people that I watched on the little screen and the big screen when I was a kid. I have become friends with comic books creators that I read and admired. I have a cool group of friends that all came through fandom.
Fandom opened doors to some of the jobs I have held over the years. My eclectic knowledge I have gotten through fandom has served me well.
I am thankful for conventions. I have run the gambit from attendee to volunteer to staff to pro status. I have learned a lot from conventions. I have participated in discussions that I will treasure always. Like the time at DragonCon I was talking about puppets and theater with Dr. Timothy Leary and a host of others. It was at an Atlanta Fantasy Fair that I first met Peter and we became friends over a series of conventions and later hooked up
I am thankful for all the films I have seen. TV shows I have enjoyed. Books I have read. Music I have listened to. Theater that I have seen. Comics I have read in all forms. Anything that others have made that has entertained me over the years.
I embrace my fandom resume proudly.
I am very grateful to any and all Fandoms I have been a part of.