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SGA Squee weekend or bust?

The last few years, I've been OMG SO INSANELY JEALOUS when the wonderful folks I love to read and squee with over SGA with have gotten together for Squee weekends. And the upcoming Squee Weekend is happening in just over a month, and I'm getting twitchy with want.

So, here's the thing. I really want to go, and I'm scrambling around trying to figure out how I could possibly make it work. South Carolina is a hell of a long haul from Vancouver BC. It's insane to even contemplate going! Except...

I'm not staying onsite at VCON this year. Not even on concom, actually, but hey, that's about $300 in savings right there. Also, I got a little (very little, but better than nothing!) bonus from work for all the crazy work the last few months before the launch. In the form of an Amex gift card in US funds, so I can't SPEND it in Canada.

:: contemplates ::

:: schemes ::

Sooooo... who among my SGA flistees is going to this shindig, anyway?

And if there were some chance in hell of getting there... anyone willing to take on a roomie? I don't even snore anymore, thanks to the CPAP!

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neevebrody
Sep. 19th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
I'll be there for one! I'm crossing and double-crossing fingers and toes hoping you'll be able to come - we have so much fun! Email or PM me if you want/need more info.

\0/
shaddyr
Sep. 19th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
I have been obsessively looking at flight prices from YVR and Seatac and trying to figure out if it's cheaper to take the Quickshuttle down (it seems to be) and if the timing would work (it sucks) and if I should actually take the Thursday night red eye so I don't miss the entire Friday (cuz I wouldn't arrive till almost 10pm, stupid time zones, rawr!) and if so, would anyone be checked in already and let me face plant for 4 hours so I could be conscious for the evening festivities...

Theses and other pressing questions are flittering through my mind.

Sooo... are you on YIM or googlechat? I'd love to pick your brain more...
neevebrody
Sep. 19th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
I'll be checking in that Wednesday and a few others are coming in on Thursday. Would love to have you come then and face plant ;)

I do googlechat, but I have to remember to log on. I'll be late coming home this evening (Eastern Time) but I can be available to chat later.
shaddyr
Sep. 19th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
Huh, Wednesday?

*ponders*

I wonder if there is a Red eye that night? I bet there is...

sgamadison
Sep. 19th, 2012 05:46 am (UTC)
COME JOIN US!!!!

'Nuff said. :-)
shaddyr
Sep. 19th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
OH GOD how much I WANT TO!
melagan
Sep. 19th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
Yes! Yes! Yes!

It would be wonderful if you could come. I know we can work out the roomie situation. I'm arriving on Wed evening so I know at least one person will be there Thursday. *shoulderbump*
shaddyr
Sep. 19th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
I was thinking that if I did this, I would want to take the red-eye on Thursday night, because I would probably need to leave Sunday.

Man, flying is so expensive, and add another $200 off the top for flying from Canada. Argh.
retro_rider55
Sep. 19th, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
I forget; SGA stands for - ?
shaddyr
Sep. 19th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
DUDE. SRSLY.

Stargate Atlantis.

Man, do you even *read* my LJ?

*snicker*

I teases you because I am equally clueless about many things, even when people talk about them all the time.
retro_rider55
Sep. 22nd, 2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
EVERYONE THESE DAYS TALKS IN THESE CRYPTIC STRINGS OF INITIALS - ACRONYMS INSTEAD OF WORDS!!! AAARRGGGHHH!!!!!

I don't speak Beatle, Disco, Punk Rock, Hip-Hop or 'Mario', Diablo, World of Warcraft, whaddevuh. I speak English. Kryste, I barely know any Fenspeak at all, after 35 years in it.

Rant over....
duncanmac
Sep. 25th, 2012 12:21 am (UTC)
I know that feeling.

Someday, I'll write a filk with the title "TLA [Three-Letter Acronym] Blues". :-)
duncanmac
Sep. 25th, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
I'm giving the same contemplation ... but in reverse. I would *love* to come out some time in October or November from my neck of the woods [Ottawa] to visit you and my other friends in Vancouver.

However, recent events are getting in the way. One of them is a possible referral to a sleep clinic. If that leads to Better Sleep, I would be appreciative. But it will Take Time (no surprise).

In the meantime, it occurs to me that you are within easy reach of Seattle and Seatac airport. Why fly from YVR when you can do so from Seatac and avoid the extra expenses (of which there are a few)? To say nothing of the extra hassle that fliers have to deal with from US Customs? [I find crossing by land is usually rather easier, though not always.]
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