I had planned on using A-Kon 19 in Dallas as the official launch of the company I’ve been meaning to get going. I spent all of last week ensuring the web site was done and ready to go while forgoing any kind of actual sleep. I get to the convention (already having shot footage of the road trip to Dallas), ready to walk in with camera in hand, but was kindly informed of one slight flaw by a staff member: No Press Pass.
One thing I learned from this incident is that I have to start considering myself press. If I’m there to record and interview for the purpose of putting that information out to the public, I am in a sense a member of the press. Sadly, this means it has put a wrench in my plans and has yet delayed the start of my business all due to my stupidity.
Oh yeah… I also lost my car and house keys somewhere in the Sheraton Dallas. Way to kick a guy when he’s already down.