This sucks. I was looking forward to visit, catch up, buy a USB podule and perhaps some other stuff. I couldn't attend last year's show, so I sincerely hope someone can come up with a solution.
It may not be that obvious, but there are still a fair number of RISC OS users around in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, who would like to attend. The Dutch Expo has traditionally been the event where members of different user groups and other users come to meet and catch up. Needless to say this has quite a positive effect on the overall RO user. Perhaps RISCOS Ltd can come up with something, like they did with the roadshow thing?