A few people have asked me if I am planning on attending the London April 12th gathering, and my answer is... no.
I have been to 3 UK gatherings now, and two American ones. The US ones are fun for me, and the UK ones generally make me feel like a giant loser creep.
The main reason for this I think is that the US ones are attended by people who are all different ages, and who are mostly American. Americans are much less awkward and English about it. They come and talk to you, people have a good time. It's not awkward. The UK ones are the opposite. The only people who go are kids, so I get to be the oldest one there which makes me feel lame, and everyone just shuffles around not talking to each other. It is so. Awkward. The same creepos with cameras who just film me and don't interact with me are at either kind of gatherings, but the UK ones it seems much more pronounced.
I am sorry if this offends anyone, but seriously, its fucking creepy and loserish to do that!! I am not a zoo animal! I don't mind if you film me but atleast say hello to me!
Also, another factor is that I am not really friends with many UK youtubers. I talk to Molly and BenLoka and WhataboutAdam, and my brother... and that's about it. But Molly is in Canada and Adam is in Ireland, so they're unlikely to be at them, and I live close enough to Ben for us to just hang out whenever if we wanted to. And my brother is my brother so I always see him! So there's not really anyone I am especially jazzed about meeting. I don't really even WATCH many UK youtubers.
So... yeah. I don't plan on attending any more UK gatherings. If I happen to be in Central London on the 12th (isn't that a Monday anyway?) then I will come and have a look. But I'm really not digging the idea to the point at which I would miss work to hang out with a bunch of people I don't know.
I am, however, planning on going to 888 in Toronto. A bunch of my e-friends are going! And it's in a fun place I haven't ever been before. So.. yeah. Sorry if anyone was hoping to creepily film me from afar and not talk to me whilst standing in Leicester Square.