Plane Ticket: Check
Conference Registration: Check
Probability that I'll be doing this on an annual basis: Very low
I spread the cost over about three months to cover my ass, but honestly, it shouldn't be this pricey. Even with the SVP discount, the hotel room is still outrageous, I complained about the registration fee two days ago, and don't get me started on the plane ticket. I might head to SVP in years where I can take a more-or-less direct flight from Alaska (Washington, Chicago, California, etc.) but I don't think I'll be making yearly treks to SVP.
But now that the costs are covered, I'm very excited about October, and I hope to see all of my fellow paleo-bloggers! I might have a surprise in store for the show itself...