As it happens, Melbourne's upcoming Atheists' convention has sold out already. To quote one of the convention's presenters, PZ Myers (the author of one of my favorite blogs): if you want to be there, look for a scalper.
I'm not going to be there even though I'd love to be there and even though it's probably going to be the last opportunity I ever get for me to meet one of my favorite intellectuals (probably the favorite), Richard Dawkins, in person. I never even tried to buy a ticket (as overpriced as these tickets were), because we don't have babysitting arrangements because Dylan keeps on getting sick at a rate which makes arranging reliable babysitting arrangements a rather frustrating affair.
Oh well. I can probably catch up on the action through YouTube.