...because we're just about two weeks away from Lumos 2006: A Harry Potter Symposium! According to the schedule, there will be classes on a variety of topics, from the more high-minded ("Parameters of Speculation: The Different Ways of Thinking about the End of the Harry Potter Saga", or "The Magical Bell Curve: A Critical Look at Wizarding Education") to the more... simplistic (Friday morning's "Bloody Hell! Why am I so wild about Harry?"). This is book-dork-ery of the most impressive kind... plus, it's pretty much the only reason I can think of for willingly going to Vegas.
Above: Future symposium visitors. The kid on the right might even grow up to be a guest-speaker.