Beyond The Assignment: Finding Simon

Last year I said I would be at the 2018 History Con by hook or by crook. Just my luck, I had been assigned to History Con this year.

This story continues from last year's attempt at Finding Simon.

The excitement kicked off at the opening program where I would be seated behind Simon! But wearing the work hat meant I would have to postpone any non-work related banter that might throw me off.

so close and yet so far away!

I started #FindingSimon right after the opening ceremony. But I was tied down to the booth and ended up missing Simon almost completely on the first day.

This Tita never gets a break.

But despite that, it was super cool to know that Simon was also looking for me.

By the end of day 1 I got a bewildering message from Simon saying that he wanted to commission me for a stamp. Never would I have guessed that Simon Yin would be a client over the course of History Con.

After braving an almost Ondoy-level downpour on Saturday afternoon it didn't take long before I found Simon. (Just before 300+ Lotto Scratch It cards were about to get scratched)


Simon's energy is contagious! Stamps and compliments were exchanged. Everything happened so quickly that Simon also took the original Finding Simon postcard (which I was hoping to keep lol.) But more importantly, Simon has been found.

Last year's ending

Cut to one year later...


This has been the most memorable History Con's I've ever attended in its past 3 editions! In the words of Simon Yin "#HCON4EVA"!!!!


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