It would be nice if there were a gathering next summer, I'm flat out till Christmas and middle of winter is not a good time to plan a get together here in the northeast. It could be here in Bristol unless Christian wanted to have it at his place. I've taught about 8 others or more to make pens and I know some of them would like to come.
I think the greater New England group is trying to plan something. I hope to be a part of it when it all comes together. I would also not mind something more local if there are enough of us to get together.