Last year, I was only able to go through the generousity of a stranger - and, at the time, I had a really hard time feeling like I deserved that, even though I was very very grateful. I still feel like I somehow let that person down... like, maybe I should have been even more grateful? I don't know... accepting gifts is really weird psychologically for me, apparently, even though I mooch off my friends all the damn time and that's like thousands of mini-gifts, not to mention their gift of not-minding or giving me a hard-time about it.
This is all to say that I'm broke, and I've already had my free ride... so....
This is my official notice that for the first time since 2010, I will NOT be attending VanCon this year.
I'll probably still go down to the Con hotel during the weekend and hang out with my friends between panels, but I won't have entry into the room, so there won't be any write-ups this year.
If you're coming to VanCon, keep an eye out for me in the lobby of the hotel, kareoke.... and at non-convention fan events. I will not be attending the actual convention.
Edit: Due to one of my friends being VERY KIND I will also be attending the Saturday Night Special concert. :)