UPDATE: I will be going to Blizzcon. Thank you for everyone who offered their support!
With Blizzcon ticket sales dates rapidly approaching, I’m as ready as I can be.
Hotel room is reserved. I’ve scouted flight info. I have the funds for the hotel, airfare, and the tickets.
That said, I’m writing this because I am looking for help in getting to Blizzcon… just not in the way you may have expected.
I will say this again: THIS IS NOT A POST ASKING FOR DONATIONS.
While personally I don’t care if other people ask for donations or do fundraising for Blizzcon, ultimately I decided that’s not going to be how I do things. Finances for the trip will be tight, but its doable. Doable enough that if it comes to it I may even consider the charity dinner Blizzcon ticket if April 24th and 27th don’t pan out.
But with your help, I’m hoping it doesn’t get to that last chance point.
This request is going out to any of you out there whom I’ve had some connection with in the past. In other words, I’m specifically looking for podcasters from other shows or people in the community that I’ve talked to a decent bit. If you’re an everyday listener and we’ve never had a dialogue before, don’t worry about this request. Reason for that being I’d like this to go down with someone who I know I can put some degree of trust in, and vice versa.
Like many of you I will be at my computer frantically hitting F5 and praying to the internet and RNG gods to be fortunate enough in the queue. The problem is… right now I just have me, myself, and I in terms of getting in the queue. I don’t have many connections outside of the community that are able to be at a computer to also try to get in line to claim a ticket.
If you are already planning to purchase Blizzcon tickets on April 24th (and Apr 27th should I not get one on the 24th) and have the capability to buy one more than you need for yourself and your friends, I would appreciate it if you could purchase an extra ticket for which I can promptly pay you for.
A couple of caveats about this though should be made clear:
- There is a reasonable chance that multiple people may end up being able to buy an extra ticket. I’m only looking for a ticket for myself so should more than one person have a ticket available, I’m basically going to make arrangements with whomever I speak to first, so long as I know that person well enough. That said, don’t attempt to buy an extra ticket for this unless you know of others you might be able to sell/give the ticket to should I no longer need one. I don’t want you to be stuck with a spare ticket and out of $175.
- I’d appreciate it if you contact me via Twitter or email beforehand to let me know if you plan to try to get this extra ticket. This way I know who I’m dealing with potentially in advance and I can make sure we follow one another on Twitter (or have each other’s Skype info) so that I can communicate with you during the time of the sale itself.
It’s been a dream of mine for several years to go to Blizzcon. In the past, finances simply weren’t there for it. This is the first year that I know I can afford it and plan a budget for it.
My motives and reasons for going to Blizzcon are admittedly selfish ones. It’s Blizzcon! I’m not going to make any claims or promises that the primary reason for going is “for the community.” Don’t get me wrong, I definitely plan to meet as many of you as I can, and should I be able to get press privileges at Blizzcon I’ll put that to good use… but I want to go this Blizzcon for myself first, and the rest of you after that.
That may turn some of you off from helping, but I believe in being honest and real about this. I won’t think any less of anyone who just chuckles at this post and moves on.
In reality, I’m guessing that a very small handful of you will be contacting me about this out of all those who read this post. That’s okay and I expect that. I’m simply looking to improve my odds. Nothing more, nothing less.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I appreciate your support as always, whether you’re a podcaster or a podcastee.