I’m spending my birthday in San Jose this year at the Game Developers Conference. Last night, I submitted my application to be a Conference Associate at the GDC. Early this morning, I received confirmation that I have been accepted. The competition to be a Conference Associate is apparently fierce, which is quite understandable. I am excited to have been chosen.
I’ve already submitted my request for leave from work, and I don’t anticipate any problems with it being approved. I’m booking my flights this weekend, most likely. The conference is from 20th March – 24th March, but I have to be there on the 19th for orientation. There is the option to start work on the morning of the 19th, which I will be signing up for (hopefully I get in on that), so I’ll probably be in San Jose from the 18th to the 25th of March.
The trip to San Jose does mean that I will be diverting funds from the trip to the UK that I have been planning on for later this year. I have also been saving for major purchases. Touring the UK (and I do mean tour — from London up to Aberdeen and many points in between) to see all my friends may not be in the cards this year, given the unscheduled California trip, but we shall see.