After trying to figure out what exactly to say to describe my adventure and experience of AADPhilly, I'm still left with a blah feeling. I'm not sure if it's because my expectations were so high or if it was really just not good. I've gone back and forth with wondering if I should post about the negatives(which by far outlast the positives) or if I should just keep this positive. I will say that I am still processing everything that happened over the four day event and a lot, if not most of my feelings are on the negative side.
I feel that the build up(by others) and expectations were not met. Not by far. We were promised many things that just weren't delived. This was from both the con and the hotel that it was in. I personally saw some shady things go down that I'm not that cool with. There were certain people that just couldn't be bothered to take the time out to answer questions. I understand that some things are stressful but come on.
I will say that my best time spent at AADPhilly was with my fellow bloggers and the authors. I had some truly good times that I'll never forget that made the whole event worth it. I met some of my favorite authors and was able to converse with them on such personal levels. I was able to dance the night away with both Larissa Ione and Lara Adrian. I'm sure that if it was a larger con that probably wouldn't have happened. For me, the times I spent getting to know them along with a lot of other great authors made it all worth it.