Master. Thanks for all the good advice. Don't worry about the food...that's being taken care of. We'll probably have enough food, including thanksgiving leftovers (kept suitably cool), to feed half the Red Army. We don't eat in the hotel restaurants if we can help it. And the con suite usually has bathtubs filled with ice and sodas and water. The first year I went to LosCon I literally spent $1.50 the whole time I was there (after registration and hotel room), for a root beer in the hotel gift shop before I found the con suite. Other than that, we ate in the room every meal all weekend. After that, I've splurged on the Sunday breakfast buffet but other than that ate in the room. You'd be surprised at the variety of things you can cook in a crock pot.
And, I can never afford to go near the auctions, and I hardly ever spend any money in the dealer room - I've got great self-control when it comes to shopping. Anyway, it costs $12.00 a day to park at the hotel
, so I'm not going to be able to afford much else. I had thought about going down on the train, but neither Amtrak nor Metrolink go anywhere near the airport, so that did that idea in.
Cal...I'm thinking that the Mythology panel and "The Best Books You Never Heard Of" panel both sound really interesting.