This is f-locked because I’m exasperated with the con I’m going to next week and I presume none of the eighty or ninety of you on the flist are the guy running it.
I’m supposed to be Guest of Honor at Pi-Con next weekend. Eight days from now. And yet I don’t have plane tickets–which they’re supposed to be buying me–to the event. I emailed two weeks ago to say, “What’s up with tickets?” and they said they’d be buying them any minute now. Time went by. No tickets.
So yesterday I emailed the guy in charge again and said, hey, look, when am I coming in, I’m trying to arrange meeting people etc, it’d be helpful to know when I’m coming and going.
He emailed back and said, “Gosh, I haven’t bought tickets yet, you can have your choice: fly into NY at 11:40 or Hartford at 2:25, we can buy you a ticket to fly in as early as Wednesday and you can leave either Sunday or Monday, your choice, you’ll have to pay for any extra nights you stay because the con can’t afford to pay for them (which is fair enough), just let me know what you want to do.”
Ok, first, I have no idea at all which airport is closer to the con. Second, how am I supposed to get from whatever airport I fly into *to* the con hotel? Third, uh, just how many nights /is/ the con putting me up, because I’d kind of assumed Friday-Sunday, but that’s not the impression I’ve just been left with. Fourth, what airport in *Ireland* am I leaving from, and at what time, because it’s probably *not* Cork airport, which means the leaving-time is fairly important, because if it’s early, I’m going to have to go up to Ennis and overnight at a hotel there because the trains don’t run early enough to get me to Shannon airport for an early-morning flight, and that’s an additional expense that’ll help determine when I’m flying in anywhere.
I have not, since they invited me to be GoH, actually believed this was going to happen. I posted the schedule last week as an act of faith, but I really can’t quite believe it’s going to come off, and this does not, for God’s sake, fill me with confidence.