This may fail miserably, but I’m going to give it a shot anyway.
There’s been some discussion (rumbling, if you will) about bringing the Southern California Dopers together for a decently sized get-together. In addition, we learned in this thread that ShibbOleth will be out our way soon. If at all possible, I think it would be fun to bring together the LA and San Diego factions (and, of course, anyone else who is or could be in the area – I’m looking at you, Diosa).
There was at least one suggestion of April, but I know at least one person couldn’t do April if it was in LA. So really, I’d love to have everyone get in here and mention available dates and how far they’d be willing to drive. Off the top of my head, Orange County makes the most sense in terms of trying to get the most people from both areas together, but again, that may change depending on what you all have to say.
So please, share your thoughts, or tell me I’m an idiot for trying (or both, since the two aren’t mutually exclusive).