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September 2016

GAMMA.CON 2016, by Annie (6)

GAMMA.CON on Saturday 17th September 2016 marked my six-year-old daughter Annie’s first major convention experience, and she spent the entire day at my artist alley table with me, helping calculate change, and recording all of her experiences in a stream-of-consciousness fashion. I present it here – entirely unedited – in all its glory.

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Today I am helping Daddy. So far we have already taken a walk to look at things. We found Damian, one of Daddy’s old friends. Daddy said he walked with a Stormtrooper outfit on. We also saw a very neat and pretty store with books in it. The store had bookshelfs to put all the books they wrote on. Some people like Exibiters and Instruters have come to read them and volunteers, presenters. One person is on the mailing list. It’s very noisy, and there are lots of people here. Our stand is also near a café. Daddy will be on the raidio. We’ve sold 8 books. We sold 8 books by 11 o’clock. I am so excited. I want to stay for the whole day. We have some people looking right now. I might get to come tomorrow. So far we’ve got hundred dollars! I get to choose when I eat. There are lots of cool costumes. Daddy taught me about change. We had someone say they might pick a book up before they go. There is a stage behind us so it’s really noisy. We’re next to a pillow store. I just saw a baby that had little Goldilocks hair. We’re also near a poster store. I had a little walk around and saw that the Mum that had the baby was the owner of a store that had the little Goldilocks hairs and she kept trying them on. I just got a peak of the stage and it looked like Spicks and Specks. Dad says I can be in charge of change. By 12.42 we got $150! By 12.44 we got $170! I saw some glow in the dark watches for $19 each. We get 2 chocolate sultunas each time we get a customer. We keep calling Mum. Selling books is hard and tiring. My plan is to bring Mum and give her a tour, then nag her for the watch and send her home and stay here. By 2.35 we’d got $220! Dad has a money thing. By 2.52 we’ve got $240! By 3.40 we got $350 and sold 28 books at 4.20! At the end I felt tired because I stayed with Daddy and book selling is exhauhting.

Annie explores GAMMA.CON (but stays where I can see her).

Annie explores GAMMA.CON (but stays where I can see her).

Photo by Annie.

Photo by Annie.

Annie making careful notes.

Annie making careful notes.

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