This hurts! My timing is just horrible these days, I left New York the week before The State of Play, and now I return the week after Form, Culture and Video Game Criticism (By way of GTA). Almost makes me wonder if the devil has my future on his PDA and schedules interesting conferences with smart people so that I just miss them. Anyway, you, my personal demon, you now have your chance to really hurt me: send all the game-researchers I would love to meet and hear speak to Volda between March 12th and April 6th. That would be devastating, and ensure my eternal paranoia.