This isn't really my business, but how did Rob do with the $5,000 he put down for Linucon? I remember he said it'd be a success if he got it back but didn't expect to. The hotel had a $1,000 down payment, but wanted several thousands more. I'm guessing you got maybe $8,000, more or less, from various fees. How did Rob do in all this? Is that known yet?
As I say often, it was a great convention, and it's a shame if the main organizer had to suffer unduly to get it in motion.