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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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My recent history with cons 
12th-Feb-2014 12:34 pm
Just so you know why I've become twitchy about them!

Boskone 2013: I came home that Sunday night to find Victoria terribly ill; she died in the night. I will never fully believe that I couldn't have saved her had I been home that weekend and noticed that she was suffering.

Vericon 2013: Was supposed to be my first Vericon! But Judah went into diabetic ketoacidosis, and I was with him in the hospital all week. He was released the first day of the con. I pulled out the day before he was released, because we didn't know if he definitely would be, and we weren't sure he could take care of himself.

ConBust 2013: Had to pull out of it for the second year in a row for the same reason: Judah decided at the last minute that he didn't feel like driving. I have still never been to a ConBust.

Wiscon 2013: Judah cheated on me before and during and raped me right after. If you're new here, go look at my posts from June 1 or thereabouts.

Readercon 2013: First con after the rape and assault and battery, everyone Knew, and it was a gauntlet. Was only able to attend through Saturday night, as Elayna had a mandatory college orientation that Sunday.

Arisia 2014: Lynne had her break from reality/showing of true face and pulled Michael from attending at the last minute, Michael was doing the weird brainwashed parrot thing, and I had to navigate a con freaking out about that and also toting around a tiny dog who everyone wanted to pet and who was having no part of that. And then Michael dumped me as soon as I got home from the con. And everything that's followed that.

I'm not attending Boskone because I thought I was going to be in Chicago all month; things went sideways too late for me to sign up for programming. (Can't afford to go without being comped right now.) I might've felt shaky about that anyway, because of the timing of Victoria's death.

I am attending Vericon next month. If nothing else explodes. *crosses fingers* I do really need this streak to be broken.
13th-Feb-2014 06:26 am (UTC)
*hugs* I am crossing my fingers for you too.

Well. My hands are being stupid. So I'm not. But I'm sending lots of hopes your way.

Also, *more hugs.* I understand not being able to shake the feeling, but I hope you aren't blaming yourself.
13th-Feb-2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
About Tor? I do still have a really hard time with that. :(
13th-Feb-2014 06:29 pm (UTC)
We should talk about ConBust at some point -- I've been, I enjoyed it, and I am about to be spending a lot more time in Western Mass because of Reasons so ... I could possibly be a ride/companion for that.
13th-Feb-2014 10:27 pm (UTC)
Nifty! Thank you!
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