Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival held in Austin on the last Sunday in August? I've been invited to be a judge for next year's (2006) Festival. I've never been to Austin, only to Dallas and San Antonio.
I live on the East Coast, but have had pleasant acquaintances with Red Savinas and Chocolate Habaneros. I've grown the former cultivar in my small chile garden for several years. The latter cultivar will join the former one for the first time next spring.