This has actually been in the making for awhile now. You’ve probably noticed the lack of “original” posts, like I’ve done in the past. Honestly, I hit a wall. I burned out. I was stressed out. What started as something fun, and as a hobby, turned into something bigger. You know how hard it is to do everything you want at a convention? Try adding on press responsibilities. Yes, you get to see and do some awesome things, but you start to go a little crazy at the same time. You feel like you need to cover everything because you don’t want to let anyone down. In short, it stopped being fun and started causing anxiety.
Don’t worry though, the website isn’t going anywhere. I’m merely stepping down and handing everything over to the lovely Lindsey. While she’s only officially been with the website for a few months, she’s been doing an amazing job handling press for the first time and I can tell it’s something she really enjoys. When she reached out about taking over, I was thrilled and felt a weight lift off my shoulders. This website has helped a lot of people, and I didn’t want that to just go away.
As I still have responsibilities for New York Comic-Con, you’ll still see posts from me here and there. But Lindsey will be taking over the Twitter account. I expect everyone to wish her a warm welcome when everything is final. If you want to keep up with me, I have a personal twitter account and blog. Of course, if you ask me questions about SDCC or any other convention, I’ll still try and answer! I just want to go back to being a fan and enjoying the conventions that I attend.
This has been a great journey, one I never saw coming. This website started as a place to share my own stories after my first San Diego Comic-Con and in just four years, became something bigger. I want to thank Melinda, Mario, Erin, Michael, and of course Lindsey, for all their help, ideas, and support. Honestly, WNA wouldn’t have gotten this far without all of you. Of course, I have to thank all of YOU who read, tweet, and email. It really does mean a lot and I’m glad we’ve been able to help people navigate the world of San Diego Comic-Con and beyond. I remember my first year, how I didn’t know what to do really. It was an overwhelming feeling and if I’ve helped one person not have that feeling, then I’ve done my job.
Again, thank you to everyone who’s been there along the way!
I’ll be manning the Twitter account until most likely Sunday/Monday in order to handle any questions/concerns. Once Lindsey takes over, it’ll be clear and she’ll do a proper intro.