I've been pondering on going to Botcon this year and didn't really have the time to add up exactly how much I'd be spending to go. Well Nala sums up everything in a nut shell for me... I honestly have to agree with him to the point of not going to the convention, but not the part that I don't care about my toys! I LOVE my toys, just bad timing of the amount of cash I need to puke out. Plus where am I going to find this kind of money??????
This is what he writes:
So let me think about this...
$295 GRC entry with robots
$90 GRC minicon entry
$130 to do the Thursday event
$100 to go to the party
$620 or so for the hotel
$800 or so for airfare
$100 or so for to and from 'port
That's $2135 more or less and I haven't even bought a damn robot at the convention.
So with my GRC drinking habit, tendency to buy others drink, food, miscellaneous things, etc. I'm probably looking at $3000 to go to a fucking goddamn toy show.
Not doing anything Botcon related and only going to the show room as a walk-in puts us at $1500 or so, Figure $2100 or so total.
I just... I just don't know if I give enough fuck about this shit anymore to waste that kind of money.
They're just fucking toys.
Me? I'm a Transformaniac through and through. I've been collecting for over 20 years and my collection is starting to outgrow "The Vault"! I collect, maintain and refurbish my Transformers and I am always looking for new (and old) ones to add to my 1000+ plus collection. Feel free to check out my collection, as it's ever-growing and I'll be updating my blog with new Transformers as soon as I get them.