Let’s hope I get the aisle seats I requested. People with fibromyalgia need room to stretch a bit while they ponder the geekapalooza (love that term. Saw it on another blog) known as Comic-Con International. And I’ve requested wheelchair assistance. Hey, I’ve got energy to conserve. The geekapalooza covers a lot of ground.
I’ll be winging my way to San Diego July 11 via Delta Airlines, arriving shortly after 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Yes, the ticket is now purchased. The seats were fast disappearing on any desirable flights (i.e., those that didn’t leave very late, meaning I’d arrive in SD the next morning, and/or required me to make multiple connections and spend long hours in the airport. Fifteen hours to get from Montgomery to SD and vice-versa by air is tooo much).
You know, I love that husband of mine. Benny saved me (or should I say, our little community) another $90 beyond previous discounts by discovering I could pre-pay for my room in San Diego rather than just reserving it. That freed up enough cash to cover the ticket cost. And so the deed is done, the die is cast, the ticket booked and the room paid for in full–thanks to those of you who have generously contributed to the cause.
This trip will involve a lot of firsts for me: my first trip to San Diego, although not my first to California; my first Comic-Con, my first reporting gig since being laid off from the paper and, I dearly hope, my first time seeing and hearing Richard Armitage in person. At times, it is all a bit overwhelming, frankly. But in a good way, unlike some of the ways I have felt overwhelmed in recent months.
Maybe I will get to find that out. Along with how he smells. 😉
For those interested, here is a link to an online article KG and I were discussing offline.
- Richard set to visit US in July for Comic-Con! (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)
- Comic-Con 2012 TV Panels: The Complete List (screenrant.com)
- Angie’s Comic-Con Trip Fund! (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)
- RA, FMS & Comic-Con (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)
- If you could ask RA just ONE question . . . a challenge (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)