Something had to give, and it is ConTemporal.
I have communicated with John Guest, the convention treasurer, and he was very understanding. If you're out Chapel Hill way, there's this really excellent bunch of folks having a steampunk convention this year, and I hope I can make it next year, and meantime they've got Phil & Kaja Foglio and a whole lotta fun. Love to you all, and have a great time, and scarf some pulled pork and hush puppies for me.
If everything works under Plan 2.0, I'll be back home sometime tomorrow. I could do it today, but I need to lie down and have a good