So after a few centuries of procrastination, I've finally wrangled out of Doug the Con Survival Guide he's been promising me. As an extra added bonus he included within its pages the Con on a Budget article he'd been thinking of writing as well.
Experience pro or newly thinking about hitting a convention, there's a lot of good advice in this article based on several years of experience going to these things. Give it a go; it may just save your life...or at the very least your convention experience.
This was specifically supposed to be just an article on how to attend a convention on a budget. However, there is other advice and tips that go beyond budget and touch on the realm of survival. By survival I'm not necessarily talking about saving your life...I’m talking about saving your experience. It does not take much to make a potentially good con experience go south and turn it into a nightmare due to an illness, injury, or other mishap.