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Rule #1: Always go with your gut

The subject line is a good rule in writing. Also in air travel. I always fly direct whenever possible because I know in my gut that every connection you have to make is a chance to miss your flight. But in flying to the World Fantasy Convention, I couldn't find a direct flight to San Jose. I could find plenty of them to San Francisco, but then I would have had to deal with ground transportation to San Jose, about 40 or 50 miles away.

So I opted to break rule my own rule and make connections. There were flights through places like Dallas, but they seemed to take longer. Denver was more or less on the way and offered some good arrival time choices. If you do have to make connections, it's good to have at least an hour and half layover in case the first plane is late. Besides, DIA is very new and modern and should be a good place to change planes.

Except, of course, it's in the Rockies. Sure it's not even Halloween yet, but there's not a month in the year it hasn't snowed in Denver, July and August included. It is, in fact, snowing there now.

Rule #2: Never fly through DIA between October and April.






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bogwitch64
Oct. 28th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
Have fun! One of these days, I'm going to make it to one of the big cons. I think I'm shooting for World Fantasy in Reno, 2011.
karen_w_newton
Oct. 28th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
Sounds good! I think you would prefer WFC to Worldcon, especially if you're looking to network. Worldcon is fun, too, but I like WFC best.
bogwitch64
Oct. 28th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
In 2009, it was held in Saratoga (Springs?), NY--only about 2 hours from my house. Did I go? Noooooooooooooo! And this year in Montreal--about 5 hours from my house. Did I go?? Noooooooooooooo! So next year, it's New Zeland--which I would offer up one of my cats as a sacrifice to go to but can't so they're safe; and the following year entails a plane ride to Reno, but at least it's in the US and not a bajillion miles away.

Sigh, one of these days, I really have to get on these things before it's too late.
karen_w_newton
Oct. 28th, 2009 01:49 pm (UTC)
The WFC in Saratoga Spring was great; too bad you missed it! . But I think you are conflating the two cons. Worldcon was in Montreal this year, and next year it's in Australia. Next year WFC is in Columbus, Ohio. How is that for close? It's always right around Halloween and unlike Worldcon they limit registration at about 1,000 folks, so if you decide you want to go, register early!
bogwitch64
Oct. 28th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
Oooo! I did have them confused! But you know what? I knew WF was in Ohio. D'oh! And I remember why I never get to go--because so far, it has always encompassed my daughter's birthday!

I fuddle so easily. I think I remember things, but no. I actually don't! I think I save it all for the worlds inside my head. THOSE details, I have so down that you can't pry them out of my head! Crazy. But aren't we all? (Please say yes, and if the answer is no, lie to me!)
karen_w_newton
Oct. 28th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
Yes!
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