Mecha Con Plans
So… I got a call from Reiko not too long ago. She was driving/moving back down to Louisiana. Her hubby Jim is deploying soon, so they wanted to get her and baby Owen fully moved down there. The rent is much cheaper, and she wont be alone in a city she doesn’t like surrounded largely by people she don’t know.
And then she tells me, “Are you taking the Summer off? Because if you are, I will pay for your plane ticket down here. In fact, when’s Louisiana-Con??”
I had never even heard of Louisiana Con, so I googled it. I didn’t find anything, but … I did find Mecha Con. It’s in August, and it moved to New Orleans. And that sounds most promising.
Reiko’s and my last hoo-ra was Mecha Con in 2008 (Mecha Con IV). It. Was. A Blast! We ended up making friends (
who no longer speak to us) and got some swag, and I took tons of video ( which I still haven’t edited fully), and I took so many pics that I made a huge pair of matching scrapbooks for both of us. It was just one of those experiences that was so fun and enjoyable for both of us that we both look back on it fondly. And, needless to say, the prospect of going back with Reiko is exciting :)
So, this year, Mecha Con’s gonna be in New Orleans instead of Lafayette. It’ll be from August 26 −28th. My Dad’s told me that he has had a ton of Delta Sky miles all built up from flying offshore so much over the years, so he’s offered to let me use his sky miles for the flights, which would be awesome. Then all we have to worry about is our passes and the hotel rooms. I’m actually hoping to save up some money before then… Lord knows it won’t be much, but it’s better to be conscious of it than forgetful.
It’d be nice if I could visit with more of the girls more often, but none of us have ideal circumstances for visits. Jen’s in Georgia and a student like me. Chibi’s busy with her dream job in NV. And Scamp, though closer, is still tormented by her own SAD. So, I console myself knowing it just isn’t the right time with the others, and enjoy the prospect of spending time with Reiko :)
So, it looks like I’ll be flying down some time at the end of August to New Orleans :) I’m really looking forward to it, and already making plans now. I really hope all the plans go through.