I was thinking this afternoon... I keep hearing that people are expecting an announcement about C4 to be made soon, most likely sometime this month. And the general speculation seems to be that C4 will take place in May 2007, to coincide with the anniversary. Putting these two (possible) facts together, it occurs to me that the announce may occur only one year ahead of the con itself. It may even occur slightly less than a year ahead. Now, as far as I know, hotels accept reservations one year in advance, correct? The possible senario I'm picturing is 1) announcement is made a year or less ahead of the con, when hotels are already taking reservations for that time period, 2) suddenly, there is a mad dash for hotels... except, which one to pick? I mean, our hotel for C3 was so awesome. It would be great to find something that good again for C4. Basically, I'm wondering if it would be worth it for a couple of us to do a little bit of preliminary hotel research for the locations that have been rumored for C4. That way, if the timetable works out as outlined above, we could both make an informed decision and be able to make reservations quickly. (Assuming that one of the rumors pans out, of course.) Or, it could be that I'm just way too information-plan-detail-oriented. Thoughts?