...was the total number of hugs I gave/received at BABSCon this last weekend. Oh glorious day! (Well, three days, really.)Pictured: Left: statoose (me); right: xjuggernaughtx.
This fine, loudly-dressed gentleman with me is my friend, xjuggernaughtx, who I met through the Friendship is Magic fanfiction community over a year ago, and got to meet in real life for the first time at the con in California.
Giving out free hugs was by far the best part of the convention, for me. I was pleasantly surprised at the different kinds of hugs I got – and I mean that in all seriousness! There was fun, big hugs from bros; emotional, happy hugs to people who needed them; quiet, affectionate hugs from shy people; and even five hugs fro ma family passing by who weren't even at the hotel for the convention. That last one was particularly cool. Nobody can deny a free hug when they're offered one. Well, except maybe the terrible troll-interviewer who I attracted. That was hilariously pathetic. I'm just waiting for the video to pop up online so I can share the stupidity with everyone. It's gonna be good. Also Dustykatt, who wanted none of that. But he was in a rush, so no fault there.
But he did accept some of this, however:
As did Nowhacking:
It was really cool to meet all these wonderful people, however brief that meeting was. Can't wait to go to more cons in the coming years!