So, it’s Sunday, and there is plenty of activity going on around the house. We’re trying to get organized for our flight out to Los Angeles this Thursday to attend Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, which means laundry, tidying, deciding what stays and goes, setting up cat-sitting, making sure bills are paid, etc, etc, etc…
Trips like this are fun, but, boy, can they be nerve-wracking.
There is the ever-present excitement of travel, of course. Going someplace, doing things, people watching.
A Comic/pop-culture Convention at the destination just makes it even more fun.
Of course, these things cost money. Not just the travel part, which is always expensive, but the actual doing of the things at the destination.
So, you know, there’s that.
Then there is always, “will the flights be on time,” “will they have lost the car/hotel reservation,” etc.
Nerve-wracking, but in a good way. An exciting way.
So, as quick reminder, I’m going to be covering said event from Friday to Sunday of this week, so watch for updates here, as well as on my twitter feed, @MWWoodring.
It sure looks like it’s going to be a great time. Apparently, Comikaze has joined the ranks of those conventions that have grown and need to expand, so they have commandeered more space inside the LA Convention Center this time around.
Always a good sign for an event. I don’t expect it to reach near Salt Lake, New York, or that other Comic Con’s levels of attendance, yet, but I’m sure it will be another very respectable crowd, in keeping with the past 2 years’ attendance.
We have a list of things we need to do while we’re there, of course, be they autographs, photos, merch shopping, etc, and then we have the list of things we want to do, time, opportunity, and money allowing.
Mostly though, I’m just looking forward to a few days of wandering around, not thinking about my day job (oh, how I wish the Shadow was my day job… *sigh*), and generally relaxing from the everyday hustle and bustle of life.
We’ve been having our share of both the hustle and the bustle lately, but hopefully a lot of that will be sorted out by the time we leave, and even more of it shortly after we get back.
If you live in the LA area and will be attending Comikaze, give me a shout here or on twitter and we can meet up if you’d like, and say hi or whatever.
If I don’t post before I leave for LA, I’ll blurb out the trip for you, hopefully without including any form of the phrase, “our flight is delayed.”
See you around the shadow.