If you read nothing else, just hit the link at the bottom for picnic details...
Deep in the previous DC/Balt picnic post, there was several important bits of information:
1) The board moderators would like to keep the message boards more focused on food and less on get-together planning. Therefore, we shouldn't post more messages about the upcoming DC/Balt Chowhound Picnic.
2) Lots of people are interested in having the picnic, so it looks like it will happen.
3) Most importantly, Jon Parker has kindly set up a site for all discussions, planning, logistics, and details on the picnic. So why not bookmark http://plasticage.net/forum/index.php so you can keep up with the picnic planning.