Needless to say, I am ferklempt (yes, I know it's spelled with a v but I prefer my spelling), stricken to the heart, that I can't be there to join in the fun. Can you imagine milling around, drinking and carousing with the mystery/thriller writing elite? Well, maybe not actually carousing, but close enough as makes no difference. All dancing, all singing, all mystery!
I exaggerate, but you get the idea.
It's going to be THE weekend of the year and I'm missing it.
Oh well, there's always next year in St. Louis.