It's very disappointing that we won't get to see all the friends we have up yonder -- ktpinto, hughcasey, zarhooie, saraphina_marie, girlyengine, coebird, etc. -- but to say money is tight right now is to vastly understate the case. We just cannot afford this particular trip.
I will still be at Fan Expo in Toronto next weekend (BOOM! is paying for that), Dragon*Con in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend (that's too big and important a con to miss), and FenCon in Dallas in September (I'm a Special Guest, so the con's paying for it).
Everybody who's going, please have fun without us!