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Aug
1st
2018

Another Open Letter, to You · 5:12pm Aug 1st, 2018

Yes, you--the one I met at BronyCon.

Do you realize you're awesome? Yes, without exception. The types of awesomeness vary, but you've all got it it one form or another. There is nothing I would like more than to list all of you, along with your unique types of awesomeness.

But I can't, because memory is a thing I am not awesome at. And because I'm practically a hick, I have had little practice processing things that happen rapidly, or all at once. Sadly, it is a perishable skill.

Oh, I could take a crack at it, and I would no doubt remember most of you, but inevitably I would forget someone, and they would feel left out. This happened when I blogged about EFNW 2015, and worse, one of the people I forgot was the first person to ever ask me for an autograph. Absolutely humiliating.

Some folks, like Aragon, can recall everything well enough to write what are essentially nonfiction short stories. (His is the best I've seen so far. And just wait till you get to the part where he meets me.) I do so wish I could do the same.

But I do remember individual moments, some of which are rather amusing. I was able to write down reminders, so they won't vanish down the memory hole. With these, I plan to start a blog feature called "Convention Vignettes." With luck, I'll get a trend going among those of us with bad memories.

See you all there next year, I hope?

All the best,
H.V.

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Comments ( 19 )

It was good to see you again, though we only spoke for a few moments. I hope to see you next year, as well! It is my plan to be there if I have to crawl to do it!

I look forward to this. My brain has a built-in Memory Stone which activates at the end of each day, which is why I don't do convention recaps. Hopefully this proves a more viable option. :twilightsheepish:

Was great to meet and talk with you a bit. Also, speaking of autographs, I totally realized halfway to the airport that i should have brought my nightmare nights anthology copy. Could have gotten yours and a few other signatures. Maybe next year for the last Bronycon.

Hey, you’re awesome too!

Good to have seen you again. I may not have lucked into finding you at the opening ceremonies this time, but I still had tremendous fun with you,
4912058, and Shaxbert at the script reading, to say nothing of the times at Q&S. You too are awesome. :rainbowdetermined2:

4912054

Damn straight! :rainbowdetermined2:

4912058

Oh yeah. Misery loves company, amirite?

4912059

Definitely. Then you'll have the autograph of the only author with three stories in that book. :duck:

4912068

Always good to see you as well. And really, it was impressive that you found me even once, since you were looking for a person in a loud outfit, amidst a crowd of people in loud outfits.

Had a great time rooming with you once again.

I didn't go this year and I'm honestly really sad about the ride coming to an end soon. Hopefully I'll be able to do it next year, but my expectations are low. Would have loved to get to meet you and others.

Wherein HV makes a blog directed toward all the people he met at Bcon in hopes of fishing for the remaining few names he forgot. I'm on to you! I'm gonna make you remember everyone the hard way! You can't trick me into commenti- shit...

It was great seeing you, man! Sad we didn't get the chance to hang out more. See you next year!

It was great to meet you, too.

I do feel bad for completely misremembering that you wrote that story. My best guess is your rep as Horror Pony Guy is so Stronk I naturally assume every horror story is, in some way, yours.

That said, I did read Houlder's Boulder on the trip in and it was actually pretty decent. Could have stood to be longer to build up tension more, but then it managed to not overstay it's welcome or completely flub the landing, which is nice for a horror story. I also apparently had Writing on the Wall in my RIL so I'll get on that at some point.

Still, you seem like a pretty cool, down to earth dude and you give a good panel, sir. So, thumbs up from me.

It was a blast to meet you. I appreciate anyone with a punny name, and anyone who hangs in Q&S. Put the two together and you're god tier.

It was wonderful to get the chance to meet and talk to you in person. And to finally have a face to the guy who writes so much horror :duck:

And yes, there is something happening. Soon. Ish.

RBDash47
Site Blogger

Aragon's secret is that he's cheating relying on a server of friends to help him remember what happened and when.

Something something the magic of friendship?

I'm sure I don't have to explain just how fantastic it was to finally meet you and get the chance to chat for a bit, but I can say that I'm looking forward to hearing these anecdotes . . .

:raritywink:

Man, I really do have memory problems! I didn't remember that I was Horse Voice until several people at the con told me so. Now I don't even remember writing this blog post.

Always a pleasure to see you, HV

I'm planning to be there next year.

Hap

It was nice to see you again!

4912126

Me too. But my friends and I were discussing it, and since other North American cons like Everfree Northwest will still be around, attendance for those will balloon in 2020, since people will go there instead for their pony fix. All is not lost!

4912139

:rainbowlaugh: That's our Corejo! The trouble with these things is, there's never enough time to do all the stuff you want. But hey, if the next one lasts four days, perhaps there will be.

4912143

Eeh, no biggie. Actually, it's kind of funny--I've never had someone else's story credited to me before. Makes me feel important. And it's true, sometimes I pace things a little too fast, especially toward the ends of stories. It's something to work on, much like getting better at taking compliments. :twilightsmile:

4912180

... :twilightblush: Aw shucks, and I told myself I was going to get better at taking compliments. But seriously, I'm pleased to have made your acquaintance.

4912276

Thank you! It was my privilege also to meet the name I had seen around here for years. I only hope that when whatever-it-is comes, I have enough time to contribute.

4912279

Aha! I should have known! "Magic of friendship" is a fancy way of saying "networking!"

4912289

Yeah! And yet somehow, even though we kept running into each other, I never got around to discussing all the stuff I wanted to. Be there next year, y'hear?

4912407

... That explains why people start humming this when I pass by:

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Likewise to the both of you! :pinkiehappy:

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