After Pennsic I head north for the NHC summer institute. I got both of my first-choice classes, and there are interesting workshops in every session (sometimes more than one). This should be fun!
They encourage newcomers to just dive in (they even asked if I'd like to to lead a workshop), so I volunteered to chant torah. I'll be reading twice (one a subset of the other), on Thursday morning and Shabbat morning (the chavurah-style minyan, as opposed to the traditional-egalitarian or the kabbalistic-sounding one).
I'm looking forward to NHC. It's something I haven't done before, and it sounds like it'll be a fairly immersive experience -- lots of stuff going on all day and evening, as opposed to the daytime-only program I attended last year. (The timing might be a bit brain-bending; it's probably pretty different in style from Pennsic. :-))
The organizers report that cell-phone coverage on the rural campus is spotty, but there's internet access. I sure hope the latter is correct, as I'd like to be able to communicate with my cat-sitter. (Dani won't be going so can take care of two of them, but special-needs kitty will go to his usual sitter.)