One annoying thing about the current condition of airlines with their endless fees, mated to long trips is that you have to travel light unless you want to add $50-100 in baggage charges to your trip. This means no piles of fabulous costumes for Dragon*Con, which would be mega fun since they are having a Pirate Parade and I think it would be a gas to go as a steampunk pirate. Being something less than skinny, my suitcases have slightly less room in them than they used to and I doubt I can sneak a couple of foofy skirts, petticoats, corsets, and pirate coats in without bursting the seams. And where would I put my hat? Alas! I’ll just have to be me.