So, at the Glee con last week, one of the things that happened on Sunday morning was that the photo sessions were cancelled first thing, and we had a sort of round table without a table, where the guests (at that point, Telly Leung, Dominic Barnes and Eddy Martin, who had the first call time) just literally sat down on the floor of the photo room with all the attendees and we all got to share memories/feelings/emotions. Lots of tears. One person suggested a minute's silence/meditation; myself and another girl said the same thing at the same time - "How about a minute's applause?" Which is something that gets done more and more this side of the pond, especially at soccer matches where the opposing side might not be respectful. Plus, my dad called for one at my nana's (his mum's) funeral, so there is form for this in my life. I was in the front, so Telly (who did most of the leading of the talk and BTW, so amazingly eloquent in the worst possible circumstances) kinda looked at me funny and I said, "A minute's applause, for Cory."
And so we did.
After that, they opened the main hall (which came as a surprise for the tech crew!) and kept everyone together and they showed the pilot.
And at the end of the pilot, this happened.
By Sunday night, this had gone viral, with the news channel from Cory's hometown contacting the girl who uploaded it, wanting to use it in their coverage. The con, and how it dealt with the passing (and Lord knows, I'm not the organiser's biggest fan but fair play to him and everyone else that morning; they have literally never had this happen to them before and please God, it'll never happen again, and the schedule for the day completely got thrown out the window and it turned into something lovely) was mentioned in plenty of news articles, including one on the Huffington Post