Sunday, April 28, 2013

Minipost: I'm going to Blizzcon!

I thought this year, I would like to go to Blizzcon.  There hasn't been one for a while, and I'm pretty good with the finances at the moment, so it would be a fantastic family holiday.


I told Pel and she said she and Balinar/Xarek would go as well if we went, so we made a pact and tried to get tickets for each other.  Hyad said he would go, and Lushnek was also keen to go.

So, on the first release, we were all poised with our mouse buttons to buy our tickets, and we all ended up above 8000 in the queue.  Tickets were sold out by the first 3000 I think, so none of us got tickets.  I was really sad.  I had been looking forward to going, and even hyped up the kids about going to Disneyland.  Probably explains why I was so down in the dumps and sensitive about my healing on Tortos on Thursday.


So the second round was today.  There were a few hints by some people about how to get tickets - you don't have to select 4 on the dropdown menu, you can just leave the default as 1 and then hit purchase, which will shave at least half a second to a second off the time it takes to queue.  Then, you can purchase a greater number of tickets at the checkout.  Others talked about having your mouse poised over where the purchase button was going to be so as soon as it refreshed and the button appeared you were ready to click.

I was as quick as I could and I was just over 5000 in the queue, but Pel and Balinar were much better and were sub 4000, so they got our tickets for us.  I was so excited, I could hardly sleep after that!  Then I had to wait for hubby to get up so I could confirm the days to go.

Babysitting is the big thing - I can't take the kids to Blizzcon!  So I need someone to look after them.  I had played with a few options of how we were going to do it and I've decided that I would have to bring my own babysitter, someone I trust, with me.  I would pay for their airline ticket and accommodation for the 2 days but the rest of the time they would babysit for free and then the rest of the days they sort out themselves.  Sound fair?  Or too harsh?  Anyway, there is no shortage of people who want to do that for me, so the hard part now is choosing who to take - the nanny my kids had over the last two years, my sister-in-law or parents?  Not an easy choice (nor a cheap one either!).

So, I see lots of twitter peeps and bloggers will be heading out to Blizzcon - perhaps I can Navispam them in real life! :)  So for all you guys who got tickets - I'll see you there!  I'll probably be wearing a T-shirt with my chibi Navimie avatar on it, if anyone is looking for me.  For all those who didn't get tickets, I'm sorry, and hope you get a bargain on Ebay if you really want to go still and hopefully I will see you!


43 comments:

  1. Hope you have a fantastic time! Hubby and I would love to go someday :) Just that pesky money thing...

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    1. Thanks Askevar! It's a massive haul for us so it's one expensive holiday but I am sure everyone will have a fantastic time!

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  2. Wahoo! Congrats, Navi! Good luck with all the logistics and planning stuff :D

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    1. Thanks Kam! This will probably be my only time EVER going to Blizzcon so I am going to make it as memorable a visit as possible!

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  3. YAY! So happy for you! No more sad Navi! :)

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    1. Yay! I think I can face another 50 wipes on Tortos today! :D

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  4. GRATS!!!!!

    If I still lived in So Cal I would've offered to help with the kids for you. I am sure you will figure it out.

    I hope you make it to Disneyland. It is an awesome place to go.

    So excited for you!

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    1. I wouldn't make you do that Lyss - I'd make you go to Blizzcon! We will get to go, I'm excitedly planning my holiday even though it's MONTHS away!

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  5. Wow Grats, this is so cool. Going to blizzcon will be amazing!!.

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    1. Thanks Zeirah, it's the only time I will ever go, so I'm gonna live it up!

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    1. Thanks Sev :) I'm pretty thrilled!

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  7. Congratulations! I'm sure you'll all have a fantastic time and the kids will love Disneyland.

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    1. Thanks Cym! I've never been to Disneyland myself so it will be fun for all of us I think - well at least I hope!

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  8. Thats awesome! Grats on getting the tickets! Now you really can take that photo with Sodah!

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    1. LOL I wonder if I will see him there? :D And if I take a pic with him, that would be TOTALLY weird!

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  9. It sounds like buying the tickets is a mini-game in itself complete with strategy, I am so happy you got them! I hope it's a great vacation for all of you!

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    1. LOL a minigame indeed! Who knew the ticket boss could be so hard to beat? :)

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  10. Oh wow, that's awesome! Very jealous :D

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    1. I wonder if any other Aussies are going? Thanks Ang! It feels like because we are so far away the chances of us getting tickets in a race to click puts us at a disadvantage. Thank goodness for my American guildies.

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  11. I'll agree to IRL navispamming if you'll accept a IRL mana pot.

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  12. Wooo! I'm glad that so many people I follow via twitter & blogging have managed to get tickets. I will be watching it from home so I'll keep an eye out for you and I totally thing you should enter the costume and/or dance contest as they're my favourite parts!!! :D

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    1. Haha Jojo I don't think I will be entering any of those things! But I will be happily watching lol.

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  13. Grats on getting tickets Navi! =)

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  14. If only I could spare the time off I would be there too. As they say (there is always next year). I should plan ahead and make sure that it does happen next time. Yep thats it!

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    1. Don't you hate it when RL interferes with your game stuff :P

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  15. Woot, gratz Navi :)

    Souglyy

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  16. Check your email, Miss Navipants.

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    1. And your T-shirt idea has some flaws: what if your fans and friends are all wearing the same one, part of the Navispam fan club!?

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  17. Holy Cow Grats! I'm kinda glad I live no where near close enough to go other wise I'd be tempted to try and get tickets. Someday I'd love to go but since I can't do that I shall have to try and distract myself from the wish to go.

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    1. It's a big holiday for me - at least flights fly from here direct to LA so that's a small consolation. I jus hope kids will be adjusted for school on monday!

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  18. Gratz on the tickets! I'm sure you are gonna have a blast!

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    1. Thanks Pando! I am pretty excited and its a big holiday so I hope its as awesome as I hope it will be!

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  19. Ahh how exciting! I can't wait to read about your adventures :):)

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    1. I have to find a hotel room with internet! And find time to blog! :D

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  20. Grats on getting tickets! I will be there also and I really hope I get a chance to be Navispammed irl.

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    1. That would be awesome Elfi! Gosh I better have my phone working so I can get on twitter to find peeps!

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  21. Wow, with all the people I know that are now going I rather wish my wife and I could have made it this year. We'll be there in spirit just the same.

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  22. First off, I'm sorta sad to know that you'll be in the States, but that I won't have the opportunity to see you. Afterall, TX is a long was from CA.

    However, if you still need a babysitter, you could drop your kids off at my house! I've a 5yr old and a 2yr old. We could do with a couple of more. :)

    Z

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