While I know it is astronomically far away, there is a decent sized con being set up in the birmingham, alabama area that I thought you fan forcers should know about. The site for the con is at http://www.omegacon.us/ . You might notice that there are three Star Wars Authors attending the con in Alan Dean Foster (Splinter of the Mind's Eye), Dan Cragg and David Sherman (Jedi Trial). Also, a local star wars fan club, the Star Wars Alabama Syndicate ( http://www.swsyndicate.com/ ) will also be there in "force." There is some sort of Star Wars live action role play event (LARP), so that ought to be fun as well, and there are also costuming contests, and some kind of parade. Naturally, while that is all great news, that is not normally enough to warrant my attention toward a convention that is half a country away (I live in chicago). However, myself and my partner were invited to this particular convention as GUESTS! The guys running the Con used to run DragonCon, and Hasbro is a reported sponsor, so it is a fairly large convention. You might be asking yourself, why in the world is this bozo invited as a guest? Well apparently the people setting up the con enjoyed my star wars fan site, http://www.fandomcomics.com and that resulted in an invitation. Since it is not specifically a star wars convention (more of a sci-fi and gaming convention) it appears there will be a strong star wars presence, and itd be nice to see us star wars fans dominate the various fan groups at said convention. Tron (my site co-founder) and I are hoping to sit on or host a panel or two, and as time gets closer to convention day, and as more details become available about Fandom Comics' specific involvement with the con, ill definately drop by this thread and update. Its 15 and a half months until the convention, plenty of time to save up and pre-order tickets!