Trying to get ready for NYCC but how the fuck do you get ready for something like that?
Comic cons are a dangerous sport. I've tried many different cons, but this one is larger than what I'm used to. Crowds and noise have a devastating effect on my brain, and I'm basically jumping head first into this titanic event I'm probably going to love and hate at the same time.
While I'm inside, there is a small, but real, possibility to meet several comics legends face to face. What to do? What to say? Should I ask an autograph? On what book? These things never get easier.
Am I going to eat something that will make me feel sick and ruin the whole trip? How am I going to compensate my family for this whole week I'll be away? How can I fill the hole this adventure is going to leave in my bank account? What is the best way to go from the B&B to the Javits center? Is there a blender at the B&B I can use? How easy is it to buy fresh vegetables and fruits near the United Nations building?
Too many questions for a father of 2 to answer. Since my first kid was born, I became one of those proverbial human beings who can only use 10% of their brain. And most of it is already busy doing math, telling my lungs to breathe one more time, and figuring out new ways to buy some meat and new clothes for my kids.
I wish I could travel with more people, I'm definitely the worst traveling companion. Being alone causes short circuits in my brain, and this crippling stage of my life/career isn't helping.