Blizzcon is a little over 1 month away and I can’t tell you all just how excited I am. It’s my first “Con” ever. That’s right, I’m a “Con-esque virgin.” I’ve never been to one before. And what better way to start than to go to one of the biggest gaming events in the country?
First off, I have to say that meeting people who I raid with, tweet with, or just a fellow blogger is a bit scary for me. While many people have gauged my personality through Twitter or my blog, real life can definitely change one’s opinion of you and that’s probably what I’m most afraid of. I don’t want to come back on Sunday and realize my followers just dropped by 100 or something because of something I might say or some idiotic thing I might do. I know it’s unlikely, but the fear is there for me and it’s real.
So with that being said, I will say this right now: IF I DO ANYTHING STUPID OR IDIOTIC I AM APOLOGIZING IN ADVANCE. Of course I will be on my best behavior, but when I get more comfortable with people I tend to joke about things that some people may not be comfortable with.
The plan for my trip is to leave on Wednesday the 19th. I live in Sacramento, so realistically the most economical way to get there would be to drive for 6 hours. Not only would I save about $80 off a plane ticket, but I wouldn’t have to rent a car or pay for taxis while I’m there either. I’ve made the trek many times before, so it’s not too bad for me.
Wednesday- Leave around 9am from Sacramento. It takes about 6-6 1/2 hours to drive down to Anaheim depending on traffic. I’d like to arrive around 3-4pm and get settled into my room. I’ll probably spend the rest of the day vegging out or I may meander over to the shopping mall that’s across the street from my hotel. This is a raid night for me, but I don’t think I’ll trust in the hotel’s wireless connection. Also, it will likely cost $10.99 for it and I’d rather just take the week off from raiding.
Thursday- This is my shopping/sight-seeing day. I want to get everything I want to do in the area done before 5pm. This is also the day that I’m expecting Oestrus and Ophelie to be checking in. At 5pm, the WoW Insider meetup begins. I will stay until it closes and I hope to meet a TON of bloggers/Twitterers/WoW players there! I also hope to see everyone’s favorite and my Healing Lead, the one-and-only Restokin!
Friday- Blizzcon begins. I will spend most of my time there, but it honestly depends on how interested I am in non-WoW related things. Also, I’d like to see if there was another WoW meetup tonight that I’d like to attend.
Saturday- Blizzcon wraps-up. Again, I’d like to attend another WoW outing or meetup at night some time.
Sunday- Pack up and say goodbye to Blizzcon! I should be home hopefully around 4-5pm that night.
Some meetups I’d like to attend if they are occuring:
- Curse.com meetup- Not sure if there is one, but I’d love to go if possible.
- Twisted Nether Podcast meetup
If any of you have any info on times/locations of these events (or if they are even happening) I’d love to go!
I haven’t really gotten a hold of all the times/dates of the events I would like to attend outside of Blizzcon, so if anyone has any suggestions of anything that I don’t already list feel free to leave a comment about it!