It happened on Friday: BotCon pre-registration went up in the late evening. Prime jumped on it immediately and got me in as a VIP; I’m not going to take the customization class and it looks as though we aren’t going to have any tours this time around. But I’m pre-registered.
Prime hasn’t taken care of his yet; for all we know he may just be a walk-in this year. We’re probably not going to know exactly how much time he will or won’t have from work, so it’s best if we wait on his. Me, I’m thinking things will be okay, simply because Prime’s awesome and he’ll absolutely kill it in his new position but we’ll see.
Prime is leaning towards putting the itinerary together for me and only me, and possibly just skipping the convention entirely. He has his reasons–mostly due to people and their general shittiness–and I can’t say that I blame him at all for it.
But I don’t know how I feel about it. The convention was our thing. It’s where we met. It doesn’t feel right going without him.
On the other hand, if Prime dipped out, he could stay home and keep an eye on Lulu, which would absolutely take a load off my mind. I would know that she’s safe and that would help keep my damn anxiety in check. My main concern is dealing with meals: breakfast would be at the hotel, but dinner? I’m honestly not sure. There might be some places within walking distance, and if I recall correctly, at least a couple of my friends from Wisconsin will be there and they plan on driving. I would hate to impose, but I would at the very least have some gas money for them. But it’s a thought.
Or, I might insist he book my shit, then dip into my savings to cover for his ticket if we find that he gets the time for the convention. It’s a thought. It might not be necessary. But we’ll have to see.
My toiletries bag is next; I need to pack it up and get it ready. I want to get at least one more box of KN95 masks for the trip, and maybe one more box of regular ones. I have some reusable masks to use as a cover to keep the others fresh. I want a few plastic bags for my laundry and a couple of reusable bags for any purchases I might make. If I’m doing this on my own, I’m going to have to look into shipping options; there’s no way I can take multiple packages on the train home. I’m honestly not sure if I’ll be grabbing a lot for our collection or if I’ll just stick with looking for new shirts. Again, it’s hard to know in advance.
I’m excited for the convention. But I’m also nervous. There’s quite a few variables in the mix this time and I don’t know how things are going to turn out this year. It’s really kind of touch and go right now.
We’ll know more in August. Or maybe even July. We’ll see.