As you folks read this, I’m probably already on a plane. Southwest Flight something-something. Which puts me on the ground in Orlando by mid-morning. And then … Well, it’ll be five crazy days at MouseFest 2005. Where I’ll get to hang out with some of my favorite Disney webmasters and authors as well as get to chat with some of JHM’s readers. Speaking of which, Scott Liljenquest of wants me to remind you about the meet-n-greet that we’ll be hosting this Friday at the Flame Tree Barbeque restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. So — if you’d like to drop by and say “Hello” — we’ll be there starting at 11:30 a.m. Likewise, if you’d like to see me as well as dozens of other Disney webmasters and authors, be sure and come by WDW’s Dolphin Resort on Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of Disneyana fans are expected to be descending on the Northern Hemisphere Ballroom (Salon E) that afternoon. So — if you want to avoid the crowds — I suggest that you be there as the doors open at 1 p.m. But then — of course — the really big event is being reserved for Saturday night. When JHM hosts its first ever Christmas Party at the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel near WDW’s Downtown Disney. There’ll be lots of great desserts (including itty bitty cheesecakes & petit fores) plus door prizes and entertainment provided by yours truly and noted Disney historian Jim Korkis. So — if you’re in the Orlando area this coming weekend — this is one seasonal shindig that you really don’t want to miss. Just so you know: Space is limited at the JHM Christmas Party. So if you want to score an invite to this event, then I suggest that you drop Mr. Liljenquist a line at ASAP. So that Scott can be sure to get your name on the guest list.

Also … Seeing as we don’t want JHM’s west coast readers to miss out on all the fun, the site’s also staging a get-together at Disneyland this coming Saturday. Sooo … If you’re planning on being at the “Happiest Place on Earth” to catch Saturday’s candlelight processional and would like to meet with Roger Colton and Jeff Lange … Be sure and be in Frontierland around noon. For these JHM writers will be hanging around by that old cigar store indian that you find in front of the Frontierland shooting gallery. And Roger & Jeff will be happy to shoot the breeze with any JHM readers that come on by. Beyond that … So far, over 300 people have already taken part in  JHM’s first-ever reader’s poll. We’re getting some excellent feedback from the site’s readers, which will help us identify the various areas at this website that we really need to tweak. Just so you know, though: This poll close as of midnight EST December 4th. So if you want your voice to be heard, be sure and take part in the poll before then.

Anyway … That’s the update on everything that’s going on with JHM over the next four or five days. Now — if you’ll excuse me — I really have to finish packing for tomorrow’s flight. Hope to see some of you folks Friday & Saturday at various Mousefest 2005 events. Til then, you take care, okay?