The only significant obstacle to my attendance, though, the only obstacle that really matters, has just been cleared: my wife has officially given me permission to go.
Which means that if I have to sleep on the streets to afford it, I'm going. Oh, am I going.
And you should go too. If you've never met the people behind the blogs you read every day, then you haven't really discovered how cool blogging is. I hope to meet as many Mere-O readers there as possible. Ultimately, if we blog well, we blog for others and not ourselves--any opportunity to meet those others and share live conversation is intrinsically rewarding.
Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.