I’ve arrived in the United States, after a short stay in Edinburgh. But, I’ll tell you about that later.
Ever since I was little, I’ve loved conventions. They are a gathering of people who like something. There are lots of kinds; like some are for books and some are for music. I never got to go to a convention and I couldn’t really throw my own; so, I just waited patiently.
One day, my friend walked up to me and said, “I have a surprise!” It turns out that I was going to K-con, Los Angeles, a giant convention with things related to Korea. There are lots of things at K-con and here is the basic idea. In the U.S.A. there are two, in New York City and Los Angeles. There are some in Europe, Mexico, Japan and Australia too. So, there might even be one near you. There are different things that you can do. Some of those things are related to K-pop, (Korean pop music), beauty, fashion, food and more.
I was going to stay at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles since its walking distance to K-con. But, before I checked in, I was going to wait for a very special event. AT&T was doing something called a meet and greet, where get to see a music group and get a poster signed by them or take a photo with them… you know, stuff like that. But, I was very lucky; because I got to do both! I was sharing the poster with my best friend; but that is O.K., it is bigger than me anyway.
I thought that since it started around 7pm, it would be about an hour’s wait. But, I soon found out that there was no limit to how early the line got started. My friend picked up some towels and lunch. I was a bit confused, as I thought it was going to be about an hour’s wait. Why did we need lunch? My friend told me that I would be waiting for about 9 hours! Nine. Whole. Hours! However, my friend was prepared and I guess I could wait that long to see SF9. So, during my long, long wait, I read a book, played video games, and occasionally walked around to stretch my paws. I ravenously ate my lunch when it was time. I also, of course, slept for about half of the time.
I heard that one of the members had dyed their hair bright orange; though the thought of that just made me think of cheese puffs and then I was hungry. Eventually, my wait paid off. I didn’t get to take a picture with SF9 since they might accept gifts and I didn’t want to be taken away to Korea, even if it would mean that I got to eat lots of Korean food. So, to make sure that I stayed where I belong, my best friend put me in her backpack during the signing. I got my poster and went to check in at my hotel.
I had such a great time that I want to tell you all about it. So, join me soon in Part Two to find out what happened when I got to K-con’s convention center!
Until the next post…