GARRETTEERS, ASSEMBLE! TO CHICAGO!
This is the Anime Central 2006 trip planning thread! http://www.acen.org/
It will take place Friday through Sunday May 6th-7th, 2006. I will be travelling the day before and after hopefully by way of the Garretteermobile 2. Anyone who wishes to come with will require May 5th-8th (Thursday-Monday) off and a couple hundred dollars.
I will be _charging_ anyone who rides with me $30 for gas, which would still leave me with the fair portion of the bill unless we have a car big enough to hold more than four passengers and they come. Any additional contributation will, of course, be appreciated. Expect an eighteen hour trip, counting stops, provided a second person can help me drive the Garretteermobile 2. Without a Garretteermobile, a round train trip might cost $100-$200 and 18 hours of your life _each way_, while a round plane trip might cost $200-$400 and 2 hours each way.
FURTHERMORE, all attendees will require a place to sleep. If I go alone I will pay for my share of an MZDM room, but with a Garretteer room you will have to cough up $100-$200 to help out for four nights, pending on how many people come.
Convention admission for the entirety might be like $30-$50, the sooner you register the cheaper. See site for details.
Additional money will be needed for food and merchandise. Plan on being inspired to buy something, it will happen.
Bring a couple chages of clothes, whatever lil things you need to keep your armpits nice, and anything you want to entertain you during the car ride.
Garretteers aside, I will be spending most of my time with various MZDM friends, which does not require the Garretteers to detatch themselves from my hip.