MerCon Recap: a more fin-clusive ocean for all

Ahoy, Bookwyrms!  Gather ’round the beach fire!  Your friendly neighborhood Ocean Girl is here with tales of nautical hijinks and coastal heroics!

GIF image of Neri, from the TV show Ocean Girl, leaping out of a palm tree and doing a somersault on the sand before running toward the water.

From July 10 – 12, finfolk from around the world gathered around their clam-puters to partake in discussions on diversity, body positivity, mindfulness, and water safety in the Mer world.

We talked about the importance of showing more kids mer-formers who look like them, of using cultural and spiritual practices responsibly, and even learned some aeronautics-inspired dance techniques that work with or without a tail!

And, quick announcement:  The party’s not over yet!  As Mer-stress of Ceremonies Rachel Smith announced on Instagram, the MerCon team has decided to extend the convention with smaller events throughout the year!  Check their YouTube channel for more updates.  Oh, and the sand castle contest is open a bit longer!

In the meantime, these are some of the notes I took during each of the panels I attended (I won’t go into too much detail, since some of these were private paid sessions and I don’t want to give away any trade secrets 😉 ).

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