Got a fantastic second row seat (B6) which is closer than I'll be at Denver. More good news is that it looks like I've lined up 3 roommates for the con weekend, so my 4 day stay at the Sheraton Pasadena should only cost me $144 which I think is a bargain.
Next on the list to purchase is LA-Denver-LA air ticket, a Disneyland entry/hotel package and another cheap LA hotel/motel for my second week there. Will have to contact my travel agent and see what specials are available. And then I can start putting away spending money.