69/365 – Meditation Games #69 – Convention Comfort

At their heart, conventions are events that are meant to bring together communities sharing a common interest, whether that is comics, games, movies, anime, and other such mediums. It’s a kind of way to have a real-life powwow lasting over the course of a weekend, put names to internet usernames and twitter handles, and have a shared appreciation and enjoyment of what you normally enjoy in smaller groups (or even on your own). Conventions, on some level, are also a bit of an escape from your routine or the real world for the same reasons I just listed. So when something more real life than almost anything else, that being the death of someone you care about, happens over that weekend, it’s a bit jarring and isolating, as it must have been for those who made today’s game.