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Unread 04-03-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Long-Distance Trips to Fanime!

We have a group that is coming from all over the place.

My husband and I are driving from glorious Salt Lake City Utah, and I know there's a few local cosplayers who are making the trip and will also be driving. (770 MILES OF CHAOS)
Our friends are driving from Denver and Albuquerque as well.
We're also bringing two cats, mainly because I have a paranoia of leaving my TICA recognized Bengals anywhere. :I They're great in cars so I'm not worried about them.

How far is everyone traveling?
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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Wow... and here I thought I was driving a long way from San Diego. I always forget just how far people come for cons like Fanime and Anime Expo. I grew up in California so I thought every convention in the country was like that.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
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Oh maaan my friends and I are coming from all over! I'm arriving from southern New Mexico, my girlfriend is flying in from Canada, and a couple friends-of-friends are flying in from Montana and Virginia. If all goes well, another will be coming in from Connecticut~ :y

Fanime has pretty much become our main con of the year ha ha~
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Unread 04-05-2013, 08:53 AM   #4
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I will be flying in from Las Vegas!
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Unread 04-05-2013, 04:04 PM   #5
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The group I'm with will be flying in from Nebraska!
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Unread 04-07-2013, 01:58 PM   #6
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I was coming from New Jersey, but now I'm not sure I can. Which sucks, Fanime is my favorite convention ever(I went with my sister in 2010 and 2011).
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Unread 04-07-2013, 10:46 PM   #7
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My girlfriend is flying from Texas (hopefully)!
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Unread 05-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #8
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This is my first time to California and obviously to Fanime. I was originally from Miami, but moved out to Salt Lake and started a new life. I've heard lots of good things from Fanime veterans...overall people say this is one of the best conventions if you're looking for a larger-scale convention with a close-knit environment. So far I've been impressed with staff and organization...a few things that I wish I could take back to Utah cons
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Unread 05-06-2013, 12:26 PM   #9
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I live in San Jose, so Fanime's right in my backyard. For those of you coming in from far away, a word of warning: the convention center is undergoing massive construction right now, which has significantly affected the available space for the con this year. I just hope this doesn't leave a sour impression for first-time Fanime attendees, because it is a nice con.
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I usually fly up to Fanime from Los Angeles... but I'll be driving this year. I just hope there's enough parking at the hotels.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #11
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I'm not bothered by the construction, since I'll probably be hanging outside most of the days except for my panel day... (which consequently means I have to change costumes 30589309588 times for gatherings but that's ok too) and not really going out of my way to walk around.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 07:06 PM   #12
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I'm traveling like a 40-60 min drive to get to Fanime, haha, but I love that people come far for it! It's a fantastic con, and was my first over 13 years ago.

I've also done that drive from Salt Lake City to the SF Bay Area, and it's not that bad. You get to drive through some really pretty areas, like the Bonneville Salt Flats and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Enjoy it! Haha.

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We're also bringing two cats, mainly because I have a paranoia of leaving my TICA recognized Bengals anywhere. :I They're great in cars so I'm not worried about them.
Are your cats staying in your hotel room?
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Unread 05-07-2013, 01:13 AM   #13
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I'll be flying from Portland, OR to Sacramento then taking the train down. Trying to combine a con with some family time. Assuming I can get my tickets!
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Unread 05-07-2013, 03:46 AM   #14
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Are your cats staying in your hotel room?
Yes, they will be. Most likely holed up in the bathroom with some blankets and Harry Potter audiobooks to keep them from losing their minds in a small space. But most of the time if we're not home they're asleep anyway..
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Unread 05-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #15
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Yes, they will be. Most likely holed up in the bathroom with some blankets and Harry Potter audiobooks to keep them from losing their minds in a small space. But most of the time if we're not home they're asleep anyway..
Is your hotel okay with it though? I'd hate for you to get in trouble because your kitties were there.
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