Bring it on!
I reserved the hotel room yesterday for 10/14-10/19. I bought plane tickets; one set for me (10/14-10/19) and one set for J (10/16-10/19). We're both really excited. And nervous.* And excited.
Now all we have to do is register.
Here's to hoping nothing goes wrong, since the plane tickets (totaling $800) are completely unrefundable.
*It's a bit scary to go somewhere for a few days to hang out with strangers who know a billion times more stuff than you do about practically everything having to do with the reason you're there in the first place.