Wow, I'm so glad this is happening. For those on the fence, let me tell you Robert knows how to throw a shoot-out! I went to an LCD shoot-out he did - and learned a LOT. And ate good food and had fun.
A couple of us were PMing about having a group go up together from NYC. Maybe we could do lunch afterward or something. For me, that would have to be Saturday as I'm not available Friday night. If any New Yorkers are interested in having some kind of group meet in conjunction with the event, e-mail Robert and send a PM to me.