The annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy meets this year in Rochester N.Y. from November 1-3 (pretty awesome program schedule HERE).
Given the picture à droite, the timing might prove to be as unpropitious as the 2010 Eastern Division meeting of the APA, where airline and rail shutdowns caused something like a third of the speakers not to make the conference (I'm still bitter about the Lance and Kukla author meets critics not being held).
Mark Ohm and I have just managed to move our flight (going from Baton Rouge through Atlanta) to Tuesday the 30th so I'm hoping to beat the storm as well as the possible cascading flight delays and cancellations. I'm wondering what anybody else is doing. Amtrak runs the "Empire Service" line (the one from NYC to Niagara Falls through Rochester), but the entire line will be in the affected area. Still, rail tends to be more reliable than air during this kind of thing. Maybe, one could take the Maple Leaf line from Toronto to Niagara Falls, and then hop east on the Empire Service?
Any other thoughts? Is there a blog or web page where people are announcing whether they are making it or not? Please feel free to post in this string what your plans are as they develop. If nobody else is doing this, I can try next week to keep an updated list of cancellations on a dedicated post here at NewApps. Just put in the comments of this post (and then the one I'll start next week) if you can't make it, and I'll organize and update the master list above that. But if someone is alreadly doing that in the blogosophere, please let me know and we'll just prominently link to that effort.