as some of you know by now, master replicas didn't show up for this convention - despite being billed on the programs/maps/etc. word is they got in a dispute with the convention folks and cancelled (master replica's official statement is they can't comment). but what's the real reason for the dispute? let's get a post rolling with theories for the absence. and, please, be entertaining. citing lucas' lust for loot won't get the job done.