The week after next.
I'm so not ready for this con. At least we have hotel reservations. I also made reservations for A-kon, but I'm still not sure I'm going to that one. A-kon nearly blew chunks last year, so unless the guest list makes me want to crap my pants, I'm going to cancel my reservation and find better ways to spend my time... like sitting on my ass playing World of Warcraft... as opposed to hunting for parking and jumping through flaming hoops of dog crap to try and make the con fun.
This is kind of dissappointing... but I have to remember that the only reason I'm being so stubborn about hitting A-kon is because it's become a yearly habit to go. I have so much more fun at Animefest and Ushicon. And while it's sad that I might just skip A-kon, and forget about our panels for that con... I'm not going to spend stupid ammounts of money to NOT have a good time. Hell- if Otakon had announced that they had L'arc EARLIER, I would have canceled everything for A-kon, and spent the extra money to go see them. I know a lot of you on my list are on staff, and work damned hard for the con. I know you guys work HARD to make it the best you can, but te issues I've had with A-kon have nothing to do with regular staff. Arrrgghh. It's just frustrating.
Anyway, I'm debating trying to pull a costume out of my ass for this con, or giving up on the effort. I have one that's half- finished.. I wonder if I could finish it in time...?