I have tons of holidays, but I'm not taking a day off to go and look at a computer. That is just daft.
I'll try and make it for the last 30 mins. Incidentally, rule number3 for organising events.
I used to always check the events schedule. Never good to hold an event when the football is on the telly. Some may not like footy, however, many do.
PS if it was in Edinburgh I may be able to persuade a worldwide IDE developer to attend.