JusiniYogini, fearless leader of YogaQuest here. I just had to write the NerdCon: Stories wrap up personally. I was incredibly moved by this event. I believe that stories are one of the most meaningful tools for healing we have as human beings, and I felt so honored to be a part of this story-telling celebration.
I was skeptical when our contact told us we’d be appearing at 8am both days. But I was so happy to be proven wrong! Lit nerds are early risers (or they never sleep). On Friday, we presented a Dungeons and Dragons-themed Quest written by YQmunity member MJ Voytek and read by YQ teacher Kris Anne Regeth; and on Saturday we presented a John Green story mash-up-themed Quest written and read by YQmunity member, and social media maven, Lauren Peck. We had incredible crowds for our events both days. Many attendees came to both yoga sessions and I’m not sure that we have ever had a more engaged crowd of YoGeeks at a convention, let alone at 8:00 in the morning! #Swammo!
After our appearances, we were overwhelmed by the response of attendees. Whether coming up to us after the yoga sessions or tweeting at us later, attendees let us know that what we do really spoke to them and that’s the whole reason that we do what we do!
Thank you NerdCon: Stories for inviting us to participate and more than that, thank you for existing. We hope that you come back to the Twin Cities next year! Nerdmaste!