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Offline Charismaryllis

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Random encounters
« on: March 30, 2019, 02:45:14 PM »
So i was at a couple resorts this past week (in VA); walked into the cafe of one of them wearing a DC cap and my DCF shirt. Barista says, Dragoncon! cool!  Turns out he s a cosplayer and gamer who would go to DC except for, like, money, and we had a good long chat about both.

How often to you have random encounters  with fellow nerds when out and about? :)
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Re: Random encounters
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 07:10:08 PM »
I work in a dispatch center and theres a tech in a totally different state that goes to DragonCon. I have to be careful because everytime we talk on the phone (which is maybe twice a month) we talk about DC. He keeps giving me updates on his Dum Dum Dugan cosplay. We were supposed to meet up last year but just like every year time got away from me. lol 

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Re: Random encounters
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 10:55:42 AM »
LOL, I would say I have random encounters where we end up talking about DragonCon to strangers about once a week... I can't seem to shut up about it! 
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Re: Random encounters
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 05:09:59 PM »
LOL, I would say I have random encounters where we end up talking about DragonCon to strangers about once a week... I can't seem to shut up about it!

Didnt you meet Lis randomly at work?

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Re: Random encounters
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 04:44:06 PM »
LOL, I would say I have random encounters where we end up talking about DragonCon to strangers about once a week... I can't seem to shut up about it!

Didnt you meet Lis randomly at work?

Yeah, we worked in the same building in Memphis for several years, and were working back when I ran into her at DragonCon for the first time.  This was probably close to 10 years ago? 

I was doing one of my nighttime get super drunk and walk the circuit of the three hotels and I either literally or figuratively ran into her.  I remember my brain going... whiiirrrr click click whiiirrr... as I was trying to process (A) Yes, I know her from work (B) Yes, we are at DragonCon right now (C) Yes, I am shit-face drunk (D) maybe I should be bothered by the combination of (A+C) but (E) it's all good because of (B), so we talked for a while, I probably gave her a big hug... honestly, it's super blurry. 

I'm sure that story surprises no one. 
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Re: Random encounters
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 08:32:52 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
"You and I remember Budapest very differently."

"I like feet."

"Thanks for nothing you useless reptile."

"How quickly can we buy this building?"

"...doors and corners..."

"Whatever just happened, blame it on the pig."

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Re: Random encounters
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2019, 10:34:42 AM »
--and my barista this morning saw my DC cap and started chatting; she was a volunteer last year.  I made the "we're-not-worthy" obeisance at her and told her we all loved her.   ;D
"You and I remember Budapest very differently."

"I like feet."

"Thanks for nothing you useless reptile."

"How quickly can we buy this building?"

"...doors and corners..."

"Whatever just happened, blame it on the pig."

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Re: Random encounters
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 05:12:13 PM »
Just last Friday, I was at a workshop on planning for at-risk populations (hearing-deficient, visual-difficient, cognitive difficulties, etc.) in emergency management planning. Dry, but highly, informative. Afterward, the state RAD Health rep and I were talking about vacations. When I started talking about DC, the Health PIO and CDC RAD Health reps joined in. The lady with CDC will probably be joining us for Con.

On a different, but related note, I have met more people from Knoxville at DC than I have actually met in Knoxville.
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Re: Random encounters
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 07:20:51 PM »


On a different, but related note, I have met more people from Knoxville at DC than I have actually met in Knoxville.

 ;D ;D
"You and I remember Budapest very differently."

"I like feet."

"Thanks for nothing you useless reptile."

"How quickly can we buy this building?"

"...doors and corners..."

"Whatever just happened, blame it on the pig."