I saw Hasteur, Apple Cider Mage and Jed put their plans up, and I thought it would probably be a good idea to put mine up in case anyone wants to say hi (and keep a record online so I also remember what the hell I was supposed to be doing). Of course, there may be NOBODY that wants to say hi, so I might be able to sneak around anonymously but there are a fair few people I would like to see who are at Blizzcon. I was going to have a list, but then it feels like I'm doing birdwatching or something as I cross names off my list *giggle*!
Now, one of the differences is, that I am flying trans-pacific to get to Blizzcon, so I will be in Anaheim for DAYS and DAYS! As my whole family has come along, I will be spending lots of time with them after Blizzcon doing the touristy things, but in the days leading up to Blizzcon I was going to keep it rather sedate and doing relaxing things like shopping and filling up my suitcases to take home. QANTAS allows us 2 bags @ 23kg each apparently, so with me, Hyad and the kids coming, we could technically carry home 150kg!!! That's just crazy! I don't think I'll come home with THAT much shopping...
Flying in, landing mid morning-ish. I tell you it's really weird to fly out of Australia on Wednesday afternoon at 3pm and arrive in the States on Wednesday morning. OMG I'm a time traveller!! Heading out for dinner that night with the family at Napa Rose, but will probably be wandering around all day... maybe shopping.
Spending time with guildies, probably try to get a bite to eat. Going to drop by the World of Podcasts do that night as it's in my hotel! Which reminds me I'd better sign up... oh and it's the same night as the WoWInsider/Wowhead party which is at the Patio and Poolside of the Anabella from 5pm. I did say I don't like big crushes, and I probably won't attend, but it would be fun just to see it! After all - who plays WoW and DOESN'T use Wowhead??
Opening ceremony, hopefully heading to see Sodah before Arena Tournament starts and be a dork and get him to sign something for Shab (and me maybe!), and then back for the What's Next in WoW. I imagine I will be an e-sports watcher during the Con as I see how they go during Arena as well as WCS, which will be fun to watch! I also want to see the contest winners at the end of the day too.
Friday night I'll be heading to the Twisted Nether Blogcast party which I hear is at Bowlmor Lanes at Anaheim Gardenwalk from 8pm. Might be able to squeeze in Dinner with my guildies Xarek and Pel at their hotel (Hilton) before that - at least we can bring the kids!
I really want to see that live raid so I will have to get there early to avoid the rush! Gonna have to watch the Semi finals and finals in arena and cheer for the NA team :D Will be hanging around the main stage to hear all about what's coming up in WoW.
And I will stay for the closing ceremony. Geez, I will only ever go to Blizzcon once, might as well do the whole hog :D
Hopefully Arv and Matty are free for dinner :D
From Sunday, my days are very family oriented. Got heaps of activities for us to do!
Universal Studios for the day. Hopefully enough to keep us occupied!
Legoland. I hear it's a bit far out but it's supposed to be really good for 4 and 5 year olds. I showed my daughter and she is so excited about it!
Disney. The kids will already do 2 days with my nanny who is coming with us to babysit them whilst we're at Blizzcon so maybe we can get through what we grown ups would like to do!
Sea World, San Diego. That's a whole day trip there!! I hear it's a bit far out - probably would have been better to get an overnight in San Diego and done Legoland at the same time but I can't be bothered paying for another hotel and losing the money for our hotel in Anaheim. Besides, it feels like we're on holiday when we're on a bus going somewhere like on tour. My kids love the bus.
Shopping! Last minute gifts, relaxing around, maybe do some LA tourist trap stuff... Our flight isn't till late at night so we essentially have the whole day.
I can't wait! It's so exciting and I hope that it all goes well. I hope the kids like it too - I am SURE they will have a blast. Oh, and I hope I get to catch up or Navispam all the people that I wanted to meet :D