Well, Everfree Northwest has come and gone. I had a real fun time here and in Seattle as a whole. It's been three years since I last visited both. It was great to get back to Woodland Park Zoo, the neighborhood where my lived for 14 years (Ballard), Pioneer Square, and Pike Place Market.
It is at Everfree Northwest 2015 where the most memories were made. It was great meeting all the show staff that were there: Nicole Oliver, Ingrid Nilson, Tabitha St. Germain, Lee Tockar, Kelly Sheridan (in her maiden MLP con), M.A. Larson, Jayson Thiessen, "Big" Jim Miller, and John de Lancie. Plus, the bonus was meeting the creator of My Little Pony--Bonnie Zacherle.
I got autographs from everybody and got my photos taken with Ms. Zacherle and Jayson and "Big" Jim. There was the dinner with John de Lancie that was a real highlight as he visited each of the for tables at Spencer's. I had already been to his panel earlier in the day, and he was a real gentlemen to us Bronies as was Ms. Zacherle. The voice actors' panel was a real highlight as always as things get a bit crazy. There were also the community guests like DustyKatt and my fellow Twitter-mates such as Red Card and Marjan. It was great meeting them as well.
This was my eighth convention and I tend to get emotional when Closing Ceremonies come and it's time to pack up and go home. I never tire of hearing about all the inner working of MLP. I never tire of the inspirational stories as a result of the show. I never tire of the zaniness in and around the convention. It's fun to see all the creative cosplays and fan art. Most of all, it's fun just being here.
I'm thankful I have the capacity to do all of this. I'm thankful for the opportunity to meet celebrities and friends alike. I'm thankful and proud to be a fan of what I feel is one of the best Western Animated series out there.
I will get to see many of these guests here again. I'll see Tabitha, Ingrid, and M.A. at MLP-MSP in Minneapolis in two weeks. I'll see Nicole Oliver and John de Lancie at BronyCon in Baltimore in August. I'll see Ms. Zacherle at the My Little Pony Fair in Chicago in late June. I hope to see Lee, Jayson, and "Big" Jim at a future con.
A big thanks to everyone involved in the planning and putting together of Everfree Northwest for the fun weekend. Also, thanks to the guests of honor for entertaining us this weekend as well. I hope to return to Seattle next year for Everfree 2016.
I'll conclude with this quote from disc jockey Tom Kent ([link]):
"Yesterday has been a dream. Tomorrow is only a vision, but today well-lived makes every tomorrow a vision of hope."
That's all for now. More later.
PS: Random Observation: Never met so many people from Montana in my life!