Linda it is not absurd. I am not a trekkie, a star wars fanatic or even really a video gamer but my husband and I planned this trip to CA 6 months ago. When we found it was the same week of our trip there was no stopping us. I am really excited because we are going on Friday te 24th and Disney will be previewing some of their new movies. Where do you live? Is Comic-con a possiblity? They also have on in NYC.