It's a dark & stormy night (to quote an old, old SF writer) here at the M.C. Escher Hilton in Rye Town, New York, deep in darkest Westchester County.
2150 EDT: Swordsmith is here. about half a dozen folks here already.
2157 EDT: I wasn't joking about the weather. It's god-awful. A few inches of snow earlier today, now it's sleet coming down by the bucketload. (If I have my units correct.) I'm thinking The Day After Tomorrow may not be so far-fetched after all. We've already got the first 10,000th of a continental glacier covering the New York metro in one night, starting from the hoar-frost layer up.
2220 EDT: More people showing up. Several lurkers, and a few others who don't have their password handy, so they're offline.
Swordsmith was just telling us a couple new books of his that are coming out, plus a project he's working on with Unitary Moonbat.