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08 February 2013 @ 12:05 am
How many of you are going? Or, uh, might know who of the people I know-ish in fandom are going? Of course this is something I very much want to do but I'm trying to realistically figure out how far to push myself with this.

Standard registration fee ends on the 15th of this month, so I have a week to decide. I would absolutely love to go and if I had all the money in the world I certainly would, no questions asked (before giving nearly all of that money back to the world but likely not to the people who had it previously). Unfortunately I do not have anywhere near that amount of money.

I could swing the registration, barely, with the rainy-day fund that I don't touch and keep for Emergency Situations (yes, I'm one of those people) but that I've never had reason to touch and can fill up again in the future. (Most of what's in it now is change I was too lazy to deal with and money my grandparents gave me for graduation.) Petrol wouldn't be terrible because I don't live far away. I get by on not-too-much and not-too-pricey food.

A room somewhere would definitely be too much for me, at least at the moment (there is hope that that will change). I can look into all the couchsurfing opportunities (looks like there are two good ones), motels, camp-grounds, state/national parks, and places to legally sleep in my car nearby.

Is this the sort of con where everyone is too grown up to cram as many people as they can in rooms the way we do at comic, sci-fi, and anime cons (at least as young-ish people seem to)?

I'm a bit put off by the fact that I can't read the schedule on the site very well and haven't got a clue as to the formal programming. It's a bit of a pricey con so I do wish I knew more. I don't know if I should just give it a miss for this year and hope it happens again next year (and that equally awesome people are going).

Just trying to weigh it all out. I've been dreaming about it, certainly, but I've also been dreaming about being able to breathe under water; some dreams just don't come true, at least not right away. (The frustrating thing is that it's likely I'll get to May and find I have started a job and am not in the straits of financial instability. But by then it'd be too late.)

OH. I almost forgot that, given it's not too far away, I still have the option of going and just visiting for a bit if there's a time period when there's nothing much (or nothing much of interest) scheduled and anyone would want to meet up. Sometimes I'm even interesting for a moment or two.

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
Current Mood: weirdUndecided and broke.
Venturous1venturous1 on February 8th, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
I'm going! We have 4 in our room, which will be cozy. Most hp cons I've been to there's always a way to squeeze someone in. Think positive!
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Pomona || Colourful grin.cranky__crocus on February 8th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the reminder to think positive! I think the reason I went from a more "firmly yes" place to a "eeeii I'd love to but I don't know..." is because the friend who was going to come with me realised she couldn't due to finances. It was one thing to know I would be together in figuring things out but when that wasn't the case I got a bit spooked.

Which is odd since I signed on for a convention in Phoenix, Arizona when I hadn't yet figured out a room situation and everything worked out fine. Seems silly to be less adventurous when the situation is that I'd be staying in my own region of the country!

I finally found the e-board last night with the roommate thread and saw your post on it about looking for a roommate and got excited. How can I allow myself to miss the chance of meeting a real-life Pomona Sprout cosplayer?!
Venturous1venturous1 on February 8th, 2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
ok, I will bring my sprout costume. and dust off that icon.
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Pomona || Herbology wand.cranky__crocus on February 8th, 2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, now now, I don't want to force you into something you're unwilling to do! :P