Thanks to everyone who followed up to my request for attention and/or sent good wishes for my various health and mood issues in other ways.
On top of everything else, I injured my leg (the one that wasn't already in pain from sciatica) last week, and it's still giving me a lot of trouble, especially in the early morning, which means I'm chronically short on sleep.
So because of all that, I've decided not to go to alt.polycon.
I'll miss y'all. But feel free to be as noisy and raucous as you want, since I won't be around to grump at you for it.
And I'll expect a full report on the mountains of subtext afterward. :-)