Posted on January 7, 2011 by essenceofinsanity
Ever since LeakyCon I’ve been fascinated by Youtube and how people use it to keep in touch with each other. The first channel that explored this is the Vlogbrothers and I’ve been watching their videos for nearly two years. Since they began, four years ago, plenty of other people have tried using Youtube to keep in touch with varying degrees of success. Fiveawesomegirls is a good example of a successful one, having had the channel for three years. Although they did just end their project of daily videos. But after three years, who can blame them?
My LeakyCon friends and I tried doing a similar thing twice and while some of us still post occasional videos on the first channel, the second failed. I haven’t posted a video to that channel in a nearly a year now. I think mainly it’s because there are thirteen of us.
A few of my Infinitus friends and I started a channel a few weeks ago and so far we’ve been keeping up of us. There are five of us, with a sixth trying to figure out her webcam and software enough to participate. We each have an assigned day to make and upload a video each week. I’m Friday. It’s been fun and it’s a great way to keep in touch! We named the channel AccioOfficeFire because we met at a Harry Potter convention and struck up a conversation because one of them was wearing a Hunger Games t-shirt and another was wearing a The Office t-shirt. Feel free to check it out!
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Posted on July 11, 2010 by essenceofinsanity
When I went to LeakyCon I never really thought I’d ever attend another Harry Potter convention because what were the chances of another one happening in the Northeast? Apparently pretty much zero, but I’m still going to another convention. In March I decided to go to Infinitus 2010 which is taking place in Orlando on July 15-19. There were a hundred reasons why I shouldn’t have signed up to go, money being number one, but I signed up anyway. I’ve never gone on any sort of trip without my parents that far away. Hell, I’ve never even BEEN to Florida.
But, one of my friends really wanted to go and she wanted me to go with her so I decided to just go. I haven’t flown since I was five and frankly I’m terrified but the thought of another Harry Potter convention on the other end of the flight is going to get me through. I’m driving to my friend’s house on Wednesday and we’ll fly out of the airport near her house on Thursday as it’s about half the price of flying out of the airport near my house.
One of the best things about this con is that I will be able to meet some of the people who run my favorite fan fiction site and hang out with them. We’ve been discussing Infinitus on Twitter for at least six months and the excitement is only brewing. I will return with plenty of stories and pictures (which I may actually remember to post, as I never posted the LeakyCon ones).
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