Going into Conterpoint, I am coming back from a trip out to LA and will be arriving Friday afternoon. This would not be a problem, except that we failed to get our reservations in to get a room at the hotel where the con actually is. It being Shabbos, we can't use one of the backup hotels. Since I will have been away the week before, I'm not going to default to my previous plan and see about sleeping on someone's floor and have Rivka join me Saturday night.
Sunday night is our synagogue banquet, so we will end up missing the dead dog.
Sadness. But hopefully we will get to some of the con.