Post-con depression is a disease that spreads to every con member after they leave an amazing convention.
The reality is that conventions don’t last forever. Within the span of 1 or 3 days, you have to release all your excitement for the con.
Then, when the convention is over you have no idea what to do with all your excess energy and reality hits hard.
Work and school are back in full force, and you just want to return to your secret getaway.
So, how do you re-live the con and carry on? How do you get rid of post-con depression?
There are multiple ways, but here are the 5 ways I recover from post-con depression.
#1. Talk About it a Lot
After I go to a really good convention, I find it really hard to express how I feel immediately after the event. As a result, I usually stay quiet.
In a few days, however, I’m messaging everyone on Facebook. I tell my dad, my mom and rant about it to people who don’t even care. Online, however, I can talk to people who have experienced the same thing, whether it’s good or bad.
After all, this is how conventions get their reputation. For example, I didn’t go to Katsucon, but even I know that the fire nation attacked so hard this year.
#2. Binge-Watch or Binge-Read Anything
I really like anime conventions so the first thing I do to heal myself is find an extremely good anime that I can binge watch.
If you attend other types of conventions, whether it’s a Christian, book or blog convention, you can binge something related to those topics too.
#3. Edit a Convention/Cosplay Video or Cosplay Photos
I try not to leave a convention without getting some beautiful photos, or making a cosplay video.
I thoroughly enjoy capturing moments at events. If I’m at a convention for only one day, I still try to get some photos or make a video.
This is the best way to heal from post-con depression, because as you edit these photos or videos, you literally get to relive the experience with each item you edit.
#4. Watch Cosplay Music Videos or Convention Vlogs
I watch cosplay music videos or convention vlogs before a convention occurs and after a convention is over.
I love watching other people’s experiences at a convention, and I especially love watching cosplay music videos.
Convention vlogs make me feel like I’m there with the vloggers and living vicariously through them as they venture through the con.
In my opinion, cosplay music videos capture the aesthetics of a convention, and sometimes the atmosphere. Cosplay music videos are perfect if you’re working on your next cosplay.
#5 Join Online Groups Related to the Con
Join a Facebook group related to your convention or track a hashtag on Twitter or Tumblr related to the con.
This way you can effectively stalk people’s opinions and experiences of the convention.
It seems strange and maybe I’m the only one who does this, but I generally love seeing people’s lives and seeing how they live it.
It just adds to my experience and makes me feel like I’m not the only one enjoying or not enjoying the experience. So, I highly recommend it.
Overall, you can tackle post-con depression. you just need to find new ways to relive that experience in your everyday life.
Some of these ways are talking about it a lot, binge watching or reading something, editing convention or cosplay photos or videos, watching a lot of convention vlogs or cosplay music videos and joining an online group or tracking a hashtag related to the con.
Just remember that this convention is part of your happy memories now, and you can access that happy memory at any time in your life. It’s a gift! So relive it!
What was the last convention you went to? What made that convention so memorable? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.