On Tuesday, I decided that I wanted to go after someone else brought it up. I had enjoyed Eve Vegas. I may not be the most social person but the game information was a lot of fun to obtain. Plus, it was the 10th anniversary and it was a perfect excuse to go to Iceland. What if there was cool stuff to get?
But then there were problems. Some of them were laying on the dog bed and another was sleeping in my storage box. Fortunately a call to my mother told me that she'd be in the country in April to manage my household.
Then there was work. With five months notice I should be able to get a few days off. I have hundreds of hours of leave for a reason. I sent my leave notification to my boss when I got to work. If they whine I'll explain that I'm not flying back from another country to work one shift where they are short staffed. They tried that when I went to Tokyo. One day in the middle of my 18 day trip they were not sure they could approve. I told them to shove it and that I'd call out sick from Japan.
The scary part was a hotel. The hotels that were close were books. Were they all booked? Was my dream of Fanfest going to die because of hotel needs? Thankfully, some searching showed a Hilton with self parking. A rental car can be obtained for a good price. I tackled my Icelandic alliance mate and grilled him about cabs and transportation options.
A sim card would be cheap for my phone. Fanfest should have internet. The hotel had internet.
All of this was feasible.
Now I just need to renew my passport (it expires next September but they whine if you are travelling with it under 6 months till expiration. I've had a passport since I was a teenager). I will take care of that this weekend.
Everything is priced out and set in motion in less than 48 hours of deciding to go.
While I'll still write up summaries for what I attend, I won't do raw dumps like I did with Eve Vegas. The negative back lash was rather unpleasant. One lives and one learns. I'm not a journalist type of person. If I ever wondered, my one brush with it more than assured me that it is not my thing. So. Exciting stuff. I'm making a weeklong trip out of it. There are a few things that I want to see as well as fanfest. To many documentaries on Iceland have wet my appetite.