While I'm pretty sure "where's Nate at?" hasn't been the first thing on your minds, I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you for a while.
The reason why is the Chicago Toy and Game Fair (www.chitag.com). Its happening this weekend at Navy Pier. Its a general public show, though there will be a Magic:TG pro tour qualifier and some D&D delve-type games happening. People that like board games should be pleased, since we have a Dominion tournament on Saturday and a well-stocked board game library with hundreds of titles. I've done a lot this year to help build the show, and right now I'm in my crunch month. Its going to be a real crowd this year, and I have to give it my maximum attention.
I'm going to have to extend the giveaway to mid-December since I haven't been able to put any time or mind into it. Sorry!
Another big gig of note is WolfCon, happening over Thanksgiving weekend. They're looking for judges, and also have a fantastic amount of door prizes available for attendees. If you're not with the family and relatives this weekend, you should come check it out! Check out their website, www.wolfcon.org, for more details.