That, and I forgot once or twice to get around to it.
Anyways, the short answer is, for the third time I make plans, and everyone else had other issues come up that were far, far more pressing and important than a comic convention. While I absolutely understand and bear no ill will, it is quite depressing that this keeps happening to me.
Now, I could still go, and maybe swing all the costs myself, but it's kinda iffy. Not only that, but I keep trying to get ahead on funds, and every year I start getting there, and I get left holding the convention bag, and slide back further than I was before. I just can't do that once again.
So yeah, I'll have to suck up the 300 dollars I already dropped on a plan ticket, but better than than be out almost a grand.
On the upside, I'll maybe pick up some lenses for my camera with the money I won't be spending, and maybe a few other things, so there's a silver lining, of sorts.