Written by Miro Siegel
So, we were recently asked to speak at an unschooling conference, and I really didn’t know what to expect. I was pretty nervous, since I didn’t know anyone in this community, and I’m new to all this conference stuff. I met lots of great friends, and we didn’t do much besides just hanging out. There’s this place called the teen camp where we all do whatever we want, and that’s where I spent almost all of my time.
Hanging out, and playing D&D, but mostly hanging out. It’s really all we did, and there’s not much to talk about, but I guess the reason why I loved it so much was because of how abnormal it is to me. Hanging out with friends isn’t something I do often, and that’s probably because I’m in Peru. The only time I’ve really hung out here was with a friend named Pablito, but he’s a llama so I guess that really doesn’t count.
My favorite part of the conference was the the live music, the teens, and spending time with them, getting to know them, and beating them with a PVC pipe surrounded by a layer of foam. Don’t look at me like that, it’s called LARPing; the act of having no life.
Spending my birthday at the conference was probably the best place I could have spent it at, surrounded by tons of people who get me. I was pleasantly surprised at the surprise party, where we all gathered around and ate rainbow cake. In the process of cutting through the cake we broke 1 and a half knives. That was a dense cake.
And let’s not forget about the hypnotism. Words won’t do it justice, if you want to see it for yourself (and believe me, you do) then click HERE.
People. It surprised me how much we’re all alike, and I miss them all. They’re the reason why I’m counting the days until the next conference.
Only 319 days to go.