... Hypothetically, if I were to be in the Vancouver area around the time of Bronycon. how hard is it to get there?
Easy as spending ~$200-600 depending on time of day and airline and sitting on a plane for 4 hours from YVR* to JFK or LGA.
And then public transport - two trains and a bus from JFK - all of which is fully described on Google maps. About 8 hours from my apartment near Seattle to getting to the hotel.
So your answer is: Easy! All you need is time and money.
it's not very far just move your little rump. With a hop skip and a jump!
I don't know what the visa situation is like
my mom has family in a not particularly liked country and they can't visit.
* Canadian airport codes are weird.
Of course, none of this apparent convienence will assuage the feeling of "Wwwwwwwwwwwhat the fuck am I doing here?" once you finally get there.