I sure wish you could make it.
Miracles do happen....
Would take a lot more beans than I have right now....but thanks Chester. I'm happy you're planning on going. I know that the party is always at the Whitcomb, but I stayed at the Opal Hotel on Van Ness 2 years ago. About a 7 minute walk to the BGCC. I stayed there a week for roughly about $100 a night. I only recommend it as a close alternative, reasonably priced, with a decent diner downstairs that is open late (or all night).
If I win the lotto this weekend, I'm buying tix on Monday.