By Victoria Grace Howell
I haven’t been to DragonCon in two years, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to go back. I cosplayed both days, on day one as Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games and on day two as Ymir from Attack on Titan. Not only did I purchase awesome goodies like a miniature koi painting and commissioned art from a lesser-known video game, but I also got autographs from Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle) and photo ops with William Shatner (Star Trek) and Matt Smith (Doctor Who)!
As I walked up to Nathan Fillion for an autograph in my Katniss cosplay, he told me “I volunteer as tribute” and gave me the three-finger salute. When I went into the Matt Smith photo op, I asked him if I could hug the Eleventh Doctor and he said yes then wrapped his arms around me. These were memories I’ll never forget! Being surrounded by so many geeks made me really miss Realm Makers!