Posted By well duh
Thanks, guys -- I was sort of kidding, since tickets are so hard to come by --
Lisa -- what a lovely offer. That's a hard time for me to get away (family birthday season), but I may check into it. Unfortunately, air schedules being what they are, last time I flew into Boston the tickets (on a business trip -- I would NEVER pay this on my own nickel) were $1600 from Houston, so that may turn out to be prohibitive, but I'll do a little investigation. (Last I checked for other destinations, that sum would be three round-trip tickets to Europe, so I fear that would be a bit frivolous -- even to see Jimmy & meet new friends -- for a weekend; I'm dying to get back to London.) But I'll keep it in mind. In any case, thank you very much for a very nice offer. You 'meet' some of the nicest people on this site, and I certainly think there'd be a pretty good gab-fest if everyone got together in person.
p.s. I'm certainly leaning toward the Iowa-fest next summer -- think that might be more in my price range