Because of a little illness in the chow-community, the planning for the Westernathon is a bit behind schedule. Regardless, I have sent an update e-mail to all those who have expressed interest (that would be you too Aubergine ;) [RST approved winky face]. If you have indicated you want to participate, and did not get the e-mail, please let me know ASAP.
One of the features of this event will be some souviners, momento's and keepsakes that you can obtain with donations towards chowhound.com. More details to follow (as soon as I figure this part out!).