Now I know that not everyone might have heard about this, for some reason when shootings happen at something like a nerd convention, or doesn't involve businesses or schools it sometimes gets pushed to the side, but I have to say as a convention goer this is something that definitely affects me.
ZombiCon happened over the weekend in Fort Myers, FL. It should have been a time of fun, meeting new friends, learning new stuff, and of course be a safe place for like-minded individuals to get away from the real world. The thing is that that was not the case, the real world came CRASHING in and it took the life of one con-goer and injured four other people. This is something that should never happen. Why would anyone ever want to do something like that?
You know what the worst thing is? As of right now that gunman is still out there, and chances are there's a good chance that they will either take their life, or the cops will take it from them, and so we will never know why they did it. Deep down, when something/anything happens, we as human beings want to know why, but we want to know from the source, not some body looking to push some sort of agenda on us.
So here's the deal, for all my fellow con-goers, be safe, let us hope/pray that this is an isolated issue, and that we will be able to capture the joy and amazement that allow us to keep going to conventions. Protect one another, and be vigilant. If something/someone seems a bit odd, it doesn't hurt to point it out to security, police, or someone of authority.