BGG Con 2009 dates have been announced for next November and registration is open. It's looking very likely that I will attend.
Rachel has a teaching gig at a Dallas synagogue on that shabbat, and my friend will be lecturing again at SMU for Fall semester, so we'll have a place to stay. Too bad the conference location is so far from Dallas proper.
I'll be spending a few days after in New Orleans, as well (Rachel has a conference, and will hopefully have her first book published by then).
If I'm disciplined, I'll have a new game to play-test by then, too. Or my own book.