Things to do over the next two weeks:
--write, practice, and perfect a pitch (holy crap*)
--roll out some business cards
--pick brains of veteran attendees, take copious notes
--learn how to dress for
*this is easily the least-important and yet most-intimidating part; I hope I'm scheduled to go early, so I can get it done with and then kick back and enjoy all the remainder.
I tell you what: this whole project scares the dickens out of me, and no lie. But after the months of nebulous hithering-and-thithering with feedback, revisions, and critiques, it's kind of nice to be able to drive a dart into the wall calendar and say "THIS is happening on THIS day." I'll plan on that not happening again until that hypothetical moment when my hypothetical publisher sets a hypothetical release date. Until then...!
Go ahead and sleep on the power couch. Your training begins tomorrow, at the crack of noon.