Sunday, 15 August 2010

Meeting John Green and the Nerdfighter Gathering!

Have just got back from a day trip to Edinburgh to meet John Green and other Nerdfighers.

For those who don't know, John Green is a writer of such teen fiction titles as Looking For Alaska and Paper Towns, he is also primarily known among us all as one half of the Vlog Brothers! Where he exchanged videos every day with his brother Hank Green.

Me and Franki both donned our new Ambea Graphics shirts and headed for Waverly station. After waiting for a while we met up with Nyla and other YouTuber's outside the Millies Cookies stand and waited for John's Train to arrive.

Upon his arrival he was greeted by about 10 of us, exchanged greetings and headed over to the park, where to my amazement, there where about 60 other Nerdfighters all waiting for us!



Then John said a little speech, and we all said good morning to his brother Hank for his Vlog on Monday. Afterwards me and Franki gave out 100 posters to everyone while John signed some books. People also where getting my posters signed too. A surreal experience for me, having someone want someone else to sign something that I have made. Here is the poster I made for the event:



We hung out under the tree overlooking the sea next to a giant Parthenon structure, the weather was beautiful, sung songs and got to know each other. Lots of group photos too. John gathered everyone together to hold up my posters too so I could get a picture. This to me was amazing, seeing everyone with my work. I loved it.




John then had to leave to go to the event, we unfortunately didn't have tickets so we had to leave. Not before I got one last picture with him. He said he made special exceptions for graphic designers. Mint.


All in all, Nyla did a fantastic job putting the gathering together in such a short space of time, if given a few more weeks I recon we could have had double what we had today. But it was a good number of people. Was great to finally meet John after following the Vlog Brothers for so long. Need to meet Hank next please.

-Jonny

2 comments:

Ellen The Time Lord said...

Was an awesome day! Thank you so much for the totally awesome posters. XD

Ollie Bostock said...

SWEET!