All year, I've been pretty much assuming I was going to NASFiC, a.k.a. Cascadia Con (the North American sf convention that happens in years when WorldCon is overseas). It'll be the fifth anniversary of SH's launch, it'll be in the US so more of our contributors seemed likely to come to it (than to WorldCon), it'll be in SeaTac, which is a fairly short hop up the coast from here.
But it turns out Susan and Karen aren't going; Mary Anne's uncertain; in fact, the only person I know who's definitely said they're going is David M. I don't think any of the SH staff will be there. We haven't planned a tea party, and I'm not up to doing so, so if M doesn't go, we probably won't have one. (I did get as far as exchanging email with the Party Maven about possibilities, though.)
I hate the idea of not having a fifth-anniversary celebration. It seems like a big deal to me. But it's beginning to seem like more hassle than it's worth.
We could have such a celebration at World Fantasy in Madison; Karen will be there, at least. But I'm not sure yet whether I'm going to that either. (But that shouldn't stop people from having a party, of course!) And it's a much smaller con, probably less online-publication-friendly (judging by my impressions of last year's WFC, anyway), and it'll be two months after the actual anniversary.
I bought plane tickets to NASFiC yesterday, but they're the fully refundable variety. And I reserved a hotel room, but I can cancel that up to the last minute. (And the con hotel is sold out, so my room is in the secondary hotel a mile away.) And I almost bought a membership, because yesterday was the last day to buy them in advance, but the website still has an expired security certificate, and I kept waffling, and I ended up not doing it. So if I were to go, I'd have to get a membership at the door.
Dunno. Right now it's seeming like too much expense and energy. But I would probably regret not going.
But I guess I have a little more time left in which to decide.
Okay, off to work I go.