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05 August 2009 @ 01:04 pm
Help a n00b out?  
As my niece's wedding approaches, wherein apparently my WHOLE FAMILY is coming, and having lost my roommate for the Vancouver SPN Con, I'm now thinking about selling my tickets on ebay.

I bought a silver ticket and a Jensen photo-op, and for those of you who know more about this than I do... I got a confirmation, and a credit-card charge, but no email attachment. I might be in the category of "we'll send it to you by U.S. mail two weeks before."

SHOULD I have gotten an email attachment? And how do people normally go about ebaying "intangibles" that will later become tangible?

I bought these tickets about 3 days before my niece's surprise marriage, and asked that she not schedule the "wedding re-enactment" (yick) for that one weekend in August... which is the exact one she picked. *sigh*

Help a n00b out?

The Huntresshuntress69 on August 5th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
All I got for Chi was the confirmation and yeah, tix mailed 2 weeks before. Other then Ebay, you might try spn_creationcon and see if anyone wants to buy. I am on my way out the door, but when I get home, I can also post it to my F-List and see if anyone is interested if you want.

Edited at 2009-08-05 08:54 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: JSquaredLovehalfshellvenus on August 5th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info-- that's very helpful. The email I got sort of talks out of "both sides of its mouth," without identifying which of the categories you _personally_ are in (PDF now or tickets later), so it's hard to tell!
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 5th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
I'm subscribed to the group, so I might post there.

Deadbeat Nymphdeadbeat_nymph on August 5th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Wedding Re-enactment? As if. If people elope, then they elope. If they want to have a reception later on, then it's a party, not a "wedding", and you are therefore not required to attend.

I realise that this in no way answers your question, but I just felt the need to speak up on the matter above. *shakes head*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 5th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
If people elope, then they elope. If they want to have a reception later on, then it's a party, not a "wedding", and you are therefore not required to attend.

I think the idea of a reception is great, but if you elope then putting on the pretense of a wedding is just silly (and the silliness also personally embarrasses me, but that's another thing). My SIL and her husband did a quickie wedding two years ago at my BIL's house here in Sacramento (to make an adoption eligibility deadline), and then scheduled a reception two months later at a very nice place. But then they decided to re-enact their vows, and I felt very weird about that.

It's only real the one time. After that, it's just a play.

My husband would like me to go to the Con anyway. I was all set to, until I found out that the two sisters from Portland & their families (who NEVER come down here) are coming down for this, and upon losing my roommate it all started to seem like more stress to GO than to NOT go.

But part of the reasons for going to the "wedding" are to support my brother and his wife emotionally, because their daughter suddenly and unexpectedly fucked up in making this choice, and they are trying to grit their teeth and go with "support rather than alienate" over their daughter's dumb choice.

I have no real interest in going, other than to see the rest of my family. And the fact that if I don't, we have no idea whether my husband and kids will go, because it all depends on whether he'll feel up to driving them that day!
brigid_tannerbrigid_tanner on August 5th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
I don't see why you're required to attend a "re-enactment". Was hoping to see you in Vancouver! The photo op tickets will arrive in the mail about two weeks before the con, and the email confirmation along with a letter from you telling Creation that you've sold the tickets to that person is all you need to send. I bought photo op tickets for Chicago before they sold out, and now I can't go. Email Creation if you have any questions. Sharon handles that stuff and was very helpful to me.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 5th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
I don't really want to go, other than to see my sisters and the Nevada BIL, and the fact that they'll all be there.

If you need a roommate for Friday and Saturday night, talk to me and I may reconsider!

Thanks for the info on Creation and how to handle this-- if I had actual tickets (or was sure whether I should), I would know how to ebay, etc. But someone upthread tells me I'm in the "mail you the tickets two weeks before" category, which is reassuring.
brigid_tannerbrigid_tanner on August 6th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Photo ops for Jared and Jensen come in the mail as actual tickets. With everyone else, you just take a copy of your email and they check your name off the list.

If I didn't already have a roomie, I'd take you up on it. I saw a ticket for sale on eBay, and I like the way she worded it. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290331460846&_trkparms=tab%3DSelling#ht_500wt_1182 That might help if you decide to post it on eBay. Let me know if you do and I'll post a link on the mailing list I'm on, cause it's huge. Not really active right now, but still a large list.

Post above mine, I saw why you need/want to go to the "wedding". Good reasons. But if you decide to go to the con, you can probably find a roomate at one of the coms mentioned above. Good luck!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 6th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
The random-roomie thing scares me, in general. I had such a lovely person I'd planned to room with, but RL problems just hit her like a ton of bricks and she's not coming after all.

Thanks for all the tips and pointers-- I'll check out that ad and see what approach she took. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: JSquaredLovehalfshellvenus on August 13th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
I've listed them both up on eBay now (god, I hate to do it, but I had to commit. Darned niece and her scheduling!).

Here are the links:

Silver Ticket

Jensen Photo Op

Thanks for any help you can provide!
brigid_tannerbrigid_tanner on August 13th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
Still bummed you won't be there, but I posted the links to the Supernatural_on_The_WB@yahoogroups.com . Hopefully, you'll have a buyer soon!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 13th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
I'm bummed too. I've been grumbling about it for weeks inside my head, because I know which of these I'd RATHER do, and I'm also peeved that I set this up back in April or so only to have my niece pick the one weekend I asked to be kept free. She's somewhat limited because of her husband's military schedule, but why not July or September.

And leaving out the whole part about how she shouldn't have done it in the first place. You'd think her parents kept her locked in the attic, the way she went for the tattoo, the nose-piercing, and getting married all within 6 months of turning 18! What on earth is she rebelling against?
frostian: kittenfrostian on August 6th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
Oh dang... I was hoping to see you and agentspooky there! :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 7th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
My tickets arrived in the mail today, and now I'm dithering back over the other way again. Don't suppose you need a roommate at the Con?

Or maybe I just want to duck out of having to make Lauren wear a dressing to the wedding thingy. ;)
frostian: coffee breakfrostian on August 8th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
*throttles LJ*

I didn't get ANY friggin' notices of replies/comments. And I made the reservations earlier!

Friggin' crapola ... still, we can meet up and I don't know ... stalk Jim Beaver. I don't think he'll be fazed with two fans stalking him...