...Yeah, so much for Writercon 2009.
Five days after Comic-Con is effectively no different than having them on the same weekend (as the last Writercon was) for anybody without great whopping masses of disposable income. And after two years Writercon-less, I've got a standing date with CC as the only chance I have to see certain people once a year. Writercon would have been my chance to see people I haven't seen in more than a year, but...
I'm disappointed but also kind of cranky, because this isn't a new issue, and it's not an improvement.