I'm wondering if I should skip FC this year.
It's going to cost about $400 for the hotel room, and at least $100 in gas. And even if I cheap out and bring my own food, that's going to cost a good $50-100 more.
And what will I end up doing at FC? Sitting behind a table all day, selling art that nobody is interested in and comics that everyone already has. The people who I really wanted to spend time with aren't going to be there. Without my SO there to motivate me to do stuff, I'll just end up sitting in my hotel room the rest of the con. And I'll probably get sick, like I do every year.
Or I could be just as bored and lonely at home, use that $600 to pay the property taxes, and save up my vacation time at work.
Anybody want a table in the dealer's room?