If you didn’t already know, Wellington is in New Zealand, and NZ has weather. It also has earthquakes. So as much as people might quip that kiwicon was a rocking conference, the Crüe did an amazing job of making sure that people were OK, the venues were safe, and everything was fine.
Also, a presenter from every kiwicon broke the lighting rig with uraniam ore. Oops.
A delayed start back because the radiation samples broke the lighting desk. Seriously. #kiwicon— Katie McLaughlin ✨ (@glasnt) November 17, 2016
Kiwicon is known for being.. unusual. There are people who pay really good money to get front-row seats. They get comfy couches, snacks, and hand-made sashes, as well as a bunch of other stuff, in return. The items received don’t nearly come close to the cost that a ‘highballer’ ticket goes for, but that extra money helps the conference be able to affort pyrotechnics. So it’s a win-win.
Wellington, you purdy. #kiwicon pic.twitter.com/cputNstGVD— Katie McLaughlin ✨ (@glasnt) November 18, 2016
Wellington is pretty af, and although I’ve had fleeting visits in the past, it was awesome to be able to explore it a bit more.
"What are you looking at?" - Takahē #zealandia pic.twitter.com/hJrcOHRsS7— Katie McLaughlin ✨ (@glasnt) November 20, 2016
Also, yes, this is a real bird. You should go to Zealandia if you ever have the chance, and do the walking tour. It’s amazing.
My entire tweet stream from kiwicon can be found here