It’s the night before my wife and drive to Silicon Valley Comic Con. Panic has finally subsided and acceptance has come over us. (Well me anyways.) We will have the merchandise that we have- no time to muster any more. Hopefully enough. Hopefully lots of sales. Hopefully a ton of fun.
Not only do we have a con this weekend, but we come back home for one day then off to Calgary for another. 15 hours driving to our first location, then back another 15 hours. Next week is only 10 hours from our home through the Rocky Mountains to the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo.
I love both of these conventions. The SVCC has so much tech that my nerd brain can hardly contain its excitement. Astronauts, robotics, vr, videogames, actors, gamers, artists… and the cast of Sesame Street?!? But wait there’s more! Gary Fisher photo ops! (Carrie Fisher’s dog). That last one is a bit much. But after the success of “Grumpy Cat” at Stan Lee’s Comikaze it doesn’t surprise me.
This is the first year that my wife and I have decided not to bring our children to a few of the shows that we attend. It feels strange. It feels wrong. It also feels right. It’s going to save us money. Plus my wife and I are really enjoying our time together lately. We need those few days without teenagers in order to relax.
My mother has been kind enough to stay with our children while we are gone. Hopefully my mother survives. (My wife and I would like to do these trips more often.) Back to packing now. It’s an early start tomorrow for us to travel most of the way south to our destination. Off to find my geeky t-shirts and download the SVCC app for this weekend.
Can’t forget that my 3DS needs to be charged as well!