Man, 3 years of waiting and I'm finally here! The last several days have been like one big long day all rolled together, but all that hard work has finally paid off and I'm finally in Indy about to go have a leisurely breakfast and start my first day at the convention.
My costumes are all done and every long night spent working on them for the past several weeks is about to become worth it as I wear my first one out there when the convention opens in a few hours.
There are already about 1000 die hards in line out there in the rain, and I would have been one of them if I had not found out last night that several members of the 501st were asked to participate in the opening of the convention by marching into it. ....so I got to sleep in a bit by volunteering to be one of those guys. Not a bad little perk at all.
Still, I woke up an hour before the alarm went off (as tired as I am) because I was too excited for the day to begin. Sort of like Christmas, but with costumes and 30,000 geeks just like me.
I decided to go take a jog in the cold grey morning to see how long the line was and get a nice start to the day. The line wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be, but it's only 6am and the con doesn't open until noon. I'll bet that it's grown to triple the size it was already, and by the time I get out there it'll probably be four times as long.
For anyone interested, I'm going to be keeping a web page filled with pictures from each day at the con here for all my buddies back at home that couldn't (or didn't want to) make it out here.
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