Last year, I attended my very first ComicCon, and I was skeptical. I wasn't into anime or most other aspects of nerd culture, but I ultimately ended up having a really good time and embracing my own inner nerdiness. Still, I wasn't sold on the idea of "cons" until I heard about BeautyCon, a convention that celebrates the weird intersection of beauty and social media. I like beauty, I like social media, so I should be totally in to BeautyCon, right?
I don't know what I expected, but it certainly wasn't what I got when I walked into the Automotive Building at Fair Park on Saturday morning. I got there at around 11:30, two hours after the doors first opened. At first, I didn't even see any booths, just a line of girls forming in front of a mechanical bull. I then realized that I couldn't see any of the vendors because the lines in front of them completely dwarfed their small setups. I knew that the event had sold out earlier in the day, but I wasn't anticipating Black Friday-style lines at each and every stop.More »