I already started my saving, and the 2012 Winkie Convention will be July 27-29! It's too early to book a flight, but better get in gear! Because considering we'll have a special focus on Sky Island, flying would be appropriate.
And I'm doing the standard quiz next year, and I've already started picking some good questions. It will be mainly Sky Island, but some knowledge of the Oz books will be called upon. For example, one points out that Sky Island features a ________ in which ______ are ______ to _____!
So, get a copy of Sky Island, or load a free e-text to your e-reader, or listen to an audio book, or watch the... oh, they didn't make a movie. (You probably wouldn't have gotten away with that much knowledge, anyway.)
Sam is not committing to return next year. Not yet, anyway... However, he did say that if he did, he probably wouldn't travel the same way that he did this year. I plan to use different transport as well, but we'll see how that works out.
Information about the 48th Annual Winkie Convention is still being decided on, but I'd advise you keep an eye on this page.