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Consonance

I just pulled the trigger on Consonance ($50 membership). I bought my ticket from Atlanta to San Francisco ($389) with a little layover in Las Vegas on the way back (woohoo!) and booked the hotel in Newark ($150). I think it'll cost around $150 for the cab ride to and from the airport. I might think about renting a car, though. So roughly $750. Doable. Of course, that doesn't include any money I plan on gambling away at the Las Vegas airport.

So here's why I chose Consonance as one of the handful of cons that I'd like to fly to this year. For one, Consonance is one of the filk conventions that I've always heard other people talk about. For another, I've always loved the music of both Katy & Ju and Alec! Granted, I just got to see Alec at GAFilk, but I've still never heard Tricky Pixie.

I'm really looking forward to this trip. I'll get to do a little traveling, meet some new people, and hear some great music. I just hope that the airline experience isn't bad. So, who else is going?

2010 Conventions

I'm still trying to decide which conventions I want to go to this year. I was thinking about Conflikt, but it's a little late to start planning that one. Consonance is looking viable, but I'd have to pay a bit for a cab ride from the airport to the hotel unless I fly into the closer airport, but then the flight time is awkward. Meh. I'll figure it out.

Also in March is MidSouthCon in Memphis. It's drivable, but is the weekend right after Consonance. There's DragonCon and ConStellation in August, OVFF in October, Windycon in November, and a few other cons I'm interested in scattered throughout the year. My attendance will be a function of cash, vacation time and energy.

I'll definitely be at DragonCon because I'm an eternal member and I'll definitely be at ConStellation because I can visit my family that weekend (they all live in Huntsville). I really want to go to more filk conventions this year. I really enjoyed GAFilk this year. Which filk convention is the one that I definitely shouldn't miss?

GAFilk

I'm looking forward to GAFilk this weekend. I haven't really been involved in the filk community lately, but I still love it and find myself singing filk songs every once in a while. Maybe this weekend will renew my passion.

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