Aelita wrote:I appreciate everyone's suggestions, but, I've already stated this: I'm doing this alone. No gift money, no borrowed money, no nothing. I'm the only one in my family who's into anime and stuff. And, the only way I can send money independently is by money order. If you guys haven't tried that before, let me tell you now, the handling charges + the HST for BOTH the convention money AND the money order service? No way.
Don't give the "pay your parents back" suggestion either for Paypal and stuff, because I did that last year. They wouldn't let me pay them back, and that's the whole reason why I'm going independent this year.
It's not that I'm broke. I have the money, and if I save up smart, I can probably pay for it. However, to me, having to pay more that $45 JUST to go to a 3-day anime convention is hard on me. I also have other plans for the summer as well.
Everybody, have fun. I was hoping to obtain a guest pass by doing an event or something, but I guess not. (High hopes, much? lool) Good luck to Jeremy and the judges on picking a winner this year~ It's going to be much harder than C&E Idol! >w<///
I know how you feel about the whole parents-won't-let-you-pay them back thing. =__=; I don't know about your parents, but mine mercilessly tease me about the future, especially about their retirement. I've long since given up on paying them back on anything they offered and paid for just because, they, uh, pick on me =.=; "Don't forget to send up moneh for our living expenses when we retire<3", "Oh, and fund our trip to ____ too!" Make me guilty... til they tease me about it T-T Love them for everything, though.
But I hope you have fun with the other things that you'll be doing in the summer. If anything changes, remember... AR in Vancouver ;D Well, you can still mingle and lurk on the forums, and your spirit will be with us, even if you can't make it =D