I might actually be able to be there, on a research mission for the Texas Mega-Bash. I can do the round trip flight for about 350 bucks. I won't be able to bring a cooker, and may need to bring a friend (I'll be sleeping in his guest room). But, I can bring some tongs and maybe a pan or two -- and my well worn Birkenstocks.
Well, if you will allow a dog from Texas to attend this soi·rée.