But a curious thing happened that I did not expect that weekend. I met some really cool people that I have stayed in touch with over the years and we have because friends. We have attended multiple conventions together and have even gotten together to just have dinner when in the same city. We send holiday cards to each other and birthday cards.
Amanda was still a draw for me at the first event. But now, well I go because I have made so many good friends they are the reason I still make the trip across the pond. Friends that all get together because of the AT cons. I laugh so hard over the course of the weekend that I cry. The weeks before the event I can't wait for it to arrive and when it does come it is over all to quick. AT7 is already scheduled and as long as I can get the time off from work I will be there. Amanda is the reason for friends to gather together for a reunion.
I have been to small cons and I have been to the mega cons like Comic Con International. I have attend both types of events with friends. There is just something about the combination of friends that keep me coming back to the GABIT Events. As long as the core of the same group keeps showing up so will I. We'll keep laugh, smiling, crying, so Julia don't faint but here is to AT............................
|Olympic Torch Bearer and Chairman of GABIT Events Julia Hague and I|
|Raising Money for Sanctuary for Kids|
|Hearing Dog and Henry|
|Hearing Dog Demonstration|