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Where I'll be in 2010 [Feb. 21st, 2010|07:48 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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Here is what I know so far:

I live here. Substantial travel is still hard for me with the vertigo. To give you an example of what I mean by "hard," the last trip I took had me essentially not sleeping for several nights because I was up and sick with the vertigo, after (and we think substantially because of) which I caught a bad cold that went into pneumonia. I have some hopes that that will improve, and I have some hopes that I can mitigate it with the type of transportation I choose (that is, no car rides of over three hours for awhile if I can help it). So mostly where I will be in 2010 is right here. But! Conventions and known travel:

Minicon is Easter weekend here in town, and I will be attending. I will be doing panels and such unless there is a glitch of some sort or unless they have too many people or not enough people for the panels I'd want to do, in which case I will be sitting in the con suite thanking people who bring me dark chocolate socializing.

Fourth Street Fantasy is also here in town. It's in mid-June. Many of you should come to Fourth Street, because many of you would like it and find it your sort of thing. And because then I would get to see you. (And you would get to see me, but really, priorities.) Also because Fourth Street is not a con with a well-established organization like Minn-StF or NESFA behind it, so it is entirely possible that you will not have a great many opportunities to attend Fourth Street.

Farthing Party is in Montreal in mid-August. Also awesome, and also not the product of a large organization. This is one of my planned travel experiments for the year.

The other is my godfather's wedding in SoCal in October. Of course you should not gate-crash my godfather's wedding, but I may have limited opportunities to see friends on the days I'm in that area and not attending the wedding of one of my favorite and most important family members to the woman he loves.

If Convivial (also here in town) is not on the weekend of my godfather's wedding, I will go to that. If it is, I won't, because as much as I like Convivial, my godfather trumps a great many things even informally, and a major event like his wedding trumps even more of them.

I may also be attending another family wedding this year, or possibly next year, or something. I don't have the details on that; so far as I know it's because the primaries have not decided upon them. That would be in the greater New York area somewhere, but it may take me awhile even once the primaries know the details to figure out how those details affect my ability to see friends and influence people. I will keep you posted, at least those of you to whom it might become relevant.
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[User Picture]From: shana
2010-02-22 02:01 am (UTC)
4th Street is in late, not mid- June. I am not going, despite it starting on my birthday, but I will be at Farthing Party. (This year with my brother.)
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[User Picture]From: txanne
2010-02-22 02:04 am (UTC)
This time when we go for ice cream I'm sitting next to you!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-02-22 03:55 am (UTC)
Oh noes! Save me from the mean and evil txanne! Not just alas but also alack!
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[User Picture]From: txanne
2010-02-22 03:57 am (UTC)
I will put on a goatee Just For You. Mwahaha.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-02-22 12:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, this comment is so much less creepy than this offer usually is.
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[User Picture]From: rushthatspeaks
2010-02-22 03:20 am (UTC)
Due to me going to a wedding, I will be in your area at uh some point in mid-July I have that written down somewhere. If possible, and I realize that it may not be, it would be nice to see you.

I should also be at Farthing Party as per usual.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-02-22 03:55 am (UTC)
Probably when we are getting closer to uh some point in mid-July, you should tell me what point in mid-July, and then we can see what we can work out. Would be nifty.
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[User Picture]From: merriehaskell
2010-02-22 03:44 am (UTC)
Hey, Fourth Street! I think I could actually do Fourth Street this year! If I don't go to Romania, that is.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-02-22 03:56 am (UTC)
I am not the world's expert in Romanian tourism, but my guess is that getting here from where you are is probably cheaper than getting to Romania.
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[User Picture]From: merriehaskell
2010-02-22 04:22 am (UTC)
True. I meant "at that same exact time," not "at all."
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-02-22 12:50 pm (UTC)
Yah, I was trying to Provide Useful Information to Help You Decide. (In other parts of the world this might be known as "lobbying.")
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[User Picture]From: merriehaskell
2010-02-22 11:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, lobbying!

Duly noted...
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-02-22 01:58 pm (UTC)
This strikes me as an excellent confluence of plans.
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[User Picture]From: cathshaffer
2010-02-22 02:56 pm (UTC)
You're aware that airlines won't let you fly with certain medical conditions, right?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-02-22 03:02 pm (UTC)
I have said to the airlines, "I have vertigo," before, and they have not said, "Get off our plane!", they have said, "Here is our wheelchair and the flight attendant/gate attendant to help you." So I'm not sure what you're referring to here; most of what I know about being banned from flying relates to contagious conditions.
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[User Picture]From: cathshaffer
2010-02-22 04:10 pm (UTC)
Case of Mistaken Identity. Everyone go about your business.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-02-24 09:51 pm (UTC)
I have had a really good time both times I've been. I was glad that they found a concom for this year, because I know concoms don't grow on trees--it's a lot of work to put on a con!
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