QUOTE(Tformer @ 29 May 2010, 21:23)
So. Only three weeks to go now
How's everyone's preparations going?
I booked my flight tickets yesterday. As one of the organizers I will arrive already on Friday to help with preparations and setup, and then I will return home on Monday.
And yes, I'm flying. Not because it's much faster (although it is a nice benefit), but because it is cheaper than going by train, insanely enough!
I still haven't booked my hotel room though, so if anyone else plans to stay Friday–Monday and is interested in sharing a room to save money, let me know!
Then I need to stress together a nice and decently large sum of pocket-money for the dealer tables and whatnot.
My stay will be quite inexpensive. Since I have quit collecting I don't really expect to buy anything this time either (I didn't at Mini-Con 2007 either). I'm guessing that the only acquisitions that I will bring home will be our special convention toy - "Mixcoatl" - and whatever gifts our sponsors have donated. Since, if everything goes according to plan, I will be bringing those convention programmes/magazines along on the trip down, my luggage should actually be lighter on the way back.
Ah, that reminds me: I plan to bring the "NTFA Repository" along for display. That means that you will be able to see the Sandnes Mini-Con exclusive toy "Downforce" (one of eight copies in existence), the Mini-Con 2007 convention toy prototype "Micromaster Darkwings" (one item in existence), plus the fan-translated TF comic book that the Finns created for one of their get-togethers a while back (one of... seven or eight copies?). I think
the Repository will also be completed with one of the Movie Deluxes that Hasbro donated for Mini-Con 2007 - I believe that either Martin or BigPete has been holding on to one of the remaining figures for inclusion into the NTFA collection.