Because of time restraints and cost, I cannot attend 99.9% of the romance writer conventions. But next year the RT Con will be held in New Orleans. That's drive-able for me (even with the rising cost of gas.) Plus I can get a less costly hotel room if I book early enough. All that prevents me from attending is the fact that I cannot take more than 3 days from work without a doctor's excuse, or else be docked full pay. But I also found out that there's the chance that I might be able to get special permission from administration.
In short, it's very possible I can attend the con in 2012!