I was reading this thread in 'the wee hours of the morning' (EST). It was all I could do to not post how disappointed I feel. I'm just not in a position to be able to make that kind of committment right now.
You wouldn't believe how jealous I am of those who will be able to attend the workshop weekend. I'm still hoping to be fortunate enough to see Sam when he's here in the U.S., but that one's still up in the air.
Have a wonderful time, all of you lucky bastards who get to go!