Geek Out Challenge Day 4 - Worst Con Experience

Thanks to Megan at A Geeky Gal and this list of prompts, I’m participating in her 30 Day GEEK OUT!

Today’s prompt is about my worst con experience.


Which actually has very few pictures. SDCC in 2013(I think?) had the worst security team in the history of security.

In addition to a staff that was clearly new to the gig, they also were man-handling the crowd and the people there. Shoving con attendees was so bad that there were almost fights between the people and the bastards in polos (as we were calling them). For the most part I’ve done fine with security at SDCC. I like everyone else just followed the rules, asked questions and stuff. You know, the usual.

But that year, I got shoved by a dude 2.5 my size who only backed down because my husband and the other people in line (we were waiting for a Hunger Games pin) all stepped up to him and said he was wrong for not just shoving me with no cause but for being a jerk, and picking the shortest person in line.

via Penguin Random House

via Penguin Random House

Again, I’m a fan of questioning authority, SDCC is probably the most compliant you’ll see me actively being. But that year, was rough, and I’m so glad we have had better security since. Some of whom I look forward to finding every year and saying Hi to!

Have you had a terrible con experience?
Let me know in the comments