As director of this track its important for me to always bear in mind that you are the point of the track. Not the guests, not the games, not the panels, but you the guests of DragonCon. We all spend our time and love on this passion of ours in different ways. It’s important to respect each others’ interests and passions. You might not always agree with them, but appreciate that we were once the underdogs. Let’s show the world that we appreciate each others differences, be they Star Wars, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, or Once Upon a Time. Sometimes in our community those things matter more than color, religion or money. Still with a new year its a good thing to open our arms and welcome each other.
With that being said, I want to thank each of you for taking time from your vacations and spending time in the American SF/Fantasy Media track. We know there’s a LOT to do at DragonCon, but the fact that so many of you take time to come to the panels, activities, and guest panels that we do that it means a lot. Personally speaking I have received a tremendous amount of love and support from all of you and I truly appreciate that. I try hard to not take that for granted and do my best every year to come up with fun things to do and talk about. Let me know if you have any suggestions or thoughts for DragonCon’s 30th Anniversary year in 2016!
Finally, I want to also thank all the volunteers that take their time at con and are willing to work to make it fun for all of us. Remember they are doing this on their vacations or days off as well! If you see a volunteer, don’t forget to thank them for the time they are giving up so that you can have fun. My team rocks and I’m proud to have you with me each year!
Looking forward to another fantastic year in 2016!