LOS ANGELES, CA
Fri., Sat. & Sun.
January 30, 31, February 1, 2009
Los Angeles Marriott at LAX
5855 West Century Blvd.
Jennifer Sky Band
Jennifer Ward Lealand
2009 OFFICIAL XENA CONVENTION
Los Angeles, California, USA
January 30 - 1 February, 2009
Report by Kim Manrique
My Observations At The Xena Convention
I've read many reports on what celebrities attended, what they did
on stage, how they looked, how Lucy's concerts went, but I wanted to
write about something different.
I wanted to write about the people attending the Xena con and the
lasting impression they made on me. Their willingness to invite a
complete stranger into the fold of longtime friends and how they
make you feel like a longtime friend as well. Their willingness to
help out this new person when it seemed that things were just not
gonna go right. How everyone is willing to say hello or ask how it's
going. The genuine warmth that comes your way for people you've
never spoken to or met, but there's still this connection that links
all of us.
I was also fortunate to witness incredible love and devotion between
partners. The way they looked out for one another, made sure each
other's needs were met without even having to say anything to the
other, the protectiveness to make sure no harm came to them, the
genuine love they have for one another that's shown on their faces.
The pride they have for one another when speaking about each other.
Doing the even the smallest of things to show their partners how
much they care. At this Xena con I witness that chivalry wasn't
dead, it just switched teams.