It’s convention season again, and while I’m not one to go hopping through several over the course of the year (grad school schedule and budget makes that an impossibility), my one non-negotiable vacation each year is Dragon*Con. Whenever I go there, or to a Renaissance festival (not yearly, but frequent), it feels like I’m stepping into a bubble completely removed from the rest of the world, and that bubble is home. I’ve had similar sorts of feelings with other gatherings of like-minded people, as well as the marked lack of such a feeling in places where I might otherwise have expected it. Today my questions are:
What events, or types of events, if any, feel particularly like home to you? What about the environment makes them feel this way? Would it be the same no matter who you attended with?
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