The Road To #SDCC 2015 – Con Season Prep, Part 4

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Intro | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

June 7th, 2015

So, here’s how the countdown stands as of today!

Earl’s Con Season List 2015

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in 8 days
Anime Expo (AX) in 25 days
San Diego Comic Con in 30 days
and, if miracles happen:
Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime in 81 days

YES! Just kidding. Anti-YES! Haha I feel like weeks are zooming by. While I’m taking care of life stuff, and going to Disneyland, the days are passing faster while I just sit here.

Looking for a place for SDCC has proven troublesome. The price gouging is downright ridiculous. There’s no law preventing Hotels or AirBNB hosts from raising the prices in conjunction with Comic-Con, so they’re breaking no laws, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t dicks.

I requested to book a couple places on AirBNB, one which outright denied me because “they weren’t sure if the space was available for SDCC,” which means 1) They might be holding the place for their friends who said they might need a place for SDCC, or 2) They’re holding out for someone to pay more. The other one I requested replied saying, and I may be paraphrasing here, that “Oh, that reasonable price you tried to book this space for, that isn’t the SDCC price. The SDCC price is triple that. Sorry to lure you in and try to pull a bait and switch.”

People update your AirBnB listings, FFS. If I had some type of recourse, I would lean it’s weight heavily upon you.

I understand that things aren’t going to be easy/cheap this close to Con, but I’ve few options at this point, and I need to be as frugal as possible.

Nothing back from AX yet in terms of an industry pass. I’m going to say it’s a no-go and try to get in as press. If that’s a no-go, oh well. I’m sure worrying about SDCC will keep me plenty occupied.

E3 is so close, I cannot wait. I’m exciting for all the titles that should be announced this year.  I’m excited for the Distant Worlds concert. I’m excited for other stuff maybe that I’m not even going to hint at yet. I’m excited to meet some people!

Whoa, that’s weird, me excited to interact. Haha. Bets on how long before I start feeling awkward and decide to eat fast food by myself.

Either way, I gotta buckle down and get my website and demo snazzy in this coming week. This coming Monday and Tuesday are my days, yo. I’m looking at you, Monday and Tuesday!

I went to Disneyland on Thursday. That counts as walking, right? You know what doesn’t count as walking, though? The Monte Cristo from the Cafe Orleans.

Oh, I’m so bad at pre-Con strategery.

To Do List
Follow up on AX industry pass Try for AX press pass
Start redoing/polishing video game voice demo
Spiffy up website at earlbaylon.com
Find a place to stay for SDCC
Eat less/Walk more
Cosplay? Unfortunately, this will have to go on the back burner until I can iron out the other details

 

Earl Baylon

About Earl Baylon

Earl is an LA-born actor/improviser that wants desperately to be loved. Hah, not really. He'll eat all your leftovers if you're not careful. He's done it before. Tweets at @earl_baylon. Earl Baylons at earlbaylon.com. Tumblrs at Nerdoholic.