To MAX, and to election day in the US. Without turning this into a political forum, the upcoming election is one of the most important in US history, and looks to be an incredibly close race. If you are a US citizen eligible to vote, and are attending MAX in New Orleans, you will need to arrange for an absentee ballot in order to vote in the election (just like you had to do if you attended DevCon 2000). I applied for my absentee ballot yesterday, and urge you to do the same. Absentee ballot details and rules vary from state to state (and possibly from city to city), so consult your own state laws for more details. The MAX team has posted a list of state links at http://www.macromedia.com/macromedia/events/max/election/.