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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2014, 08:47:18 pm »
Budgeting my con trip for next month (I hate that now if I go, it'll be partly out of spite)... the thing that sucks about budgeting is that if you can't afford to go, you know exactly how much fun you're not having.  I've noticed that a bunch of the autographs I want to get are from girls I used to have the hots for.  That could backfire on me.

As expensive as this might be, that money's not really doing any good just sittin' around.  In three months I'll still be the same boring miserable sad sack I am now, a grand and change in the bank ain't gonna make that much of a difference.  And of course, I won't get credit for being responsible for deciding NOT to go for my own reasons.  Apparently I can't be trusted to take a shuttle from an airport to a hotel and then back two days later.  Why would I be insulted, my family thinks I'm baby Buster.

I wonder... if I really buckled down and worked if I could get ALCD done and Blacklist-ready by the 20th August.  If I'm INSANE enough, maybe I can have a second script ready to go.  Have some feelers out there to work while I'm out in Burbank trying to enjoy my seething self.

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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2014, 03:54:12 am »
I hate having to budget things. When you said that you know exactly how much fun you'll have, truer words have never been spoken. Which Con are you referring to that happens next month?
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2014, 05:34:53 am »
A little place I like to call None Of Your Business Con.

Seriously, it's just a little con in Pasadena called Morphicon, I wanna go because a bunch of the old Power Rangers will be there and I always wanted to meet them (especially before they get TOO old)... and if you saw some of the gorgeous women in attendance, you wouldn't judge me.  Look up Ciara Hanna, Melody Perkins, Jessica Rey, Christina Masterson, or Erin Cahill if you need proof (hell, Erin knows my sister, I wanna get Erin to help me pull some sort of prank on Em, I just don't know what yet).  AND the dude I storyboarded that flick for, HE'S gonna be there with his whole cast for what might be the last time for a while, if I EVER had an in to meet and hang with those guys, it's NOW.

The thing is, I want to go alone.  I've done all the individual steps alone, but never all at once.  This part is what made me realize that my family thinks i'm baby Buster from Arrested Development.  No faith or trust that I can do this (I'm f*ckin' 30).  Even though I've flown to California before (to the same d*mn airport), taken shuttles to and from places (pretty much the ONLY transit I have to do the whole weekend), and walked the streets of New York at midnight alone AND wandered around Paris by my lonesome without speaking the language.  It is such a ridiculously safe trip by comparison to any other trip that I've taken, right?

BTW, I know that wanting to go to this convention in the first place is stupid and childish.  I'm not asking anyone to understand why I want to do it or even approve of me wanting to do it, I'm certainly not asking anyone to pay for it (I will point out that the convention is RIGHT before my birthday and no one in my family has ever had a clue what to get me), and I'm not asking anyone to tag along.  That would be selfish and childish, "come with me, just in case."

I just want a weekend to myself.  No family (especially not NOW), none of this Catch-22 garbage that's seemingly infested EVERY part of my life, no need to network with anyone if I don't want to, no comparing myself or my talents to anyone else, no stress (I want to plan the whole thing out so I can relax).  I haven't had a trip where I haven't had to actually DO anything (and yes, I consider sh*t like weddings or family get togethers work) in... forever.  I don't know when.
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2014, 05:52:24 am »
Two thoughts here. No, three. Budgets, Passion and ya canít take money with ya to the grave.

Iíve learned over the past 15+ years, and wish I learned a lot younger to budget and save. It becomes a habit and I think of it very little. Itís all in place and I know what I can and canít do.

Which is a set up for the other two thoughts. We all know you canít take money with you to the grave, or anything for that matter. So do what you want to do now, while life is good. If you have a passion to do thing A, go do it, especially if itís within your grasp. If you have to cut back here or there, so be it.

I know life can be way more complicated than that sentence, but I truly think if you Ďreallyí want to do something, go for it.
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2014, 06:03:40 am »
I've been avoiding spending as much as possible for as long as I could in anticipation of this trip... especially because when I first brought it up, the response "I think you should."  Seven months later, it's "you don't still want to DO that, do you?"  A very derisive, dismissive sneer.

I would feel guilty about taking a little trip while I'm not working, but I feel guilty about all kinds of stuff all the time.  I just feel like I would get grief for it.  I'm a real closed book so it's not evident to everyone else that I'm anxious, stressed out and depressed all the time.  I feel like if I go, I'm gonna get sh*t when I get back about not having a job... and I've been avoiding that for a long while.  I've got more faith in my abilities as a writer than my family does, and way more faith that my writing can get me an actual income than Walgreens or whatever.  I just feel like there's going to be misery no matter what I do.

And worse, at the best what's happened is my whole trip is tainted.  If I go, part of it will be defiance and a middle finger, and that ruins it.  I'd be going, in part, to prove something, and I'm better than that.  AND it'll be seen as me being irresponsible for taking a trip alone or for spending that kind of money when I'm not working.  And if I do the calculations and decide NOT to go, I won't get credit for making a responsible choice.

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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2014, 10:08:14 am »
This morning was the last day of the Free Comic Con Passes giveaway. I didn't win. Duh.
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2014, 10:00:57 pm »
5 Movies We're Looking Forward to at Comic-Con 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVWiYraiXJo&list=WL&index=3

This discussion alone has made me pumped up for Comic Con. More than anything else. Now I'm reeeeeeeeeeaally pumped!
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2014, 02:45:20 pm »
Behold the Line To Get Into 1983′s COMIC-CON

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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2014, 02:56:00 pm »
Hahaha. Times, they are a-changin'. 'Comic Con' and 'Open to the Public' is something you will NEVER see again.
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2014, 04:21:03 pm »
Which building is that?  Is it still around?  I ask for research purposes.

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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2014, 05:02:48 pm »
It looks like University of California, San Diego (UCSD). I haven't been on campus in probably 20 years and that was still after some major renovations. But that pic does kinda look like UCSD. Just don't go to Vegas and put money on this as fact.
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2014, 10:57:34 am »
Jim Lee Giving Away 50 Sketches at Comic-Con

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbqr3enVemU

Another thing I'm gonna have to worry about. It's gonna be a mad dash to score one of these. Ack!
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2014, 12:03:09 pm »
I do miss getting me some sketches and commishes.

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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2014, 08:37:17 am »
Preview Night starts......today!
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Re: Comic Con 2014 (July 23-27)
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2014, 10:26:15 am »
15 Free Off-site Events at Comic-Con 2014

I'm going on Friday, but if I head back on Saturday, I will be able to devote my time at these events in particular.
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