This not only sucks because I'm going to miss seeing a lot of people, including ONCE AGAIN not getting to go to New York, a city I am clearly destined to never visit, but also because I have to rearrange an actual job interview, which I will now probably have to get to via plane. I told this to the guy at the TWC, and he responded with the telephonic equivalent of a shrug.
I'm trying to maintain an even-headed demeanor about this. I got to take half my trip, I got to go to two job interviews, I have another job interview back in SATX, I got to see some incredible stuff, and I got to visit half the people I wanted to see. But this still really, really fucking sucks, especially because it doesn't have to happen for any reason other than some bureaucrat is choosing to be a hardcase. I considered making a return to the trip once I get this bullshit taken care of, but that would put me far enough into the calender (and into my pocket) that it might not be worth it, not to mention the fact that I'll have to completely rearrange my freelancing schedule.