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Ahoy! I'm new to Boston and am in the process of re-acquainting myself with My People (gamers/geeks) after a long absence. This is my first convention, and it was a total delight to have too many things to do and be surrounded by so many like-minded people.
Yet also frustrating. How does one break into and find community in this crowd? Most people seem to be paired or grouped up already, typically with friends they made in their school years. This interest is still niche enough that it's not something easily sought out outside of a convention, so it's a great time to make friends. So, what am I doing wrong? A "nice outfit!" high five is easy enough but only skin deep. I should note that I'm not smelly or lacking social skills, haha. I just want to celebrate my interest with the community and need a foot in the door, and I suspect I'm not the only one! ( didn't even know there were events going on before the convention, which might've been good.)
Thanks for your thoughts. I hope to make Saturday and Sunday much better and make some connections. (Also, shout-out to the Cookie Brigade!) Private messages, tips, meet-ups -- all welcome!