Instead, I will be attending a similar event nearer to home.
I'm excited; this is also an opportunity to somewhat gently introduce yangenigma to these sorts of goings-on.
As a side note, I'm pleased not to be traveling by air in the current overzealously hostile "security" environment. (Come ON! Let us decide if we're scared or not. Raise ticket prices to cover any collateral losses and leave our luggage, or at least our persons, unmolested.)