The Things You Did For A Con
Posted By: AprechePosted By: AxelCan't afford multiple cons. Between travel, hotels, admission, and other cool stuff...Yeah...
Walk. Couch surf. Do a panel. Bring ramen and a hot plate in a backpack. How bad do you want it?
Let's talk about how bad we wanted it and stories of others that did want it bad. (That was a weird sentence.)
My personal story is riding a 12 hour bus ride there and back the first couple of times to go to Anime Boston. It was worth it. Sleeping in a room full of seven or more and sharing a bed with two skinny midgets and eating almost nothing one Otakon. Nothing compares to the summer of 08 when I was unemployed and worked as a Craig's List maid to make money to go to Otakon that year. I even won a prize for doing that at Lawrence Eng's panel.
Others stories I heard from friends was sleeping on the skywalk in Balitmore. Some who slept in their cars. Some who slept in the convention center by hiding at night. Just last year at AUSA Jed knew some staffers and slept in their HQ. I volunteer for a room usually.