Usually, I try to get the "Learn Old English" posts up by Tuesday and Thursday nights, on the theory that those following along in groups probably meet the next day.
I haven't had a chance to write that post (which is actually pretty time-consuming) because I was ever-so-slightly ill, which just manifested itself in 4 hours worth of naps followed by going to bed early and getting up late.
In my waking hours, though, I've been plotting with my undergrads to get them to academic conferences. The closest one in both time and space is the Regional Medievalisms conference in Macon, Georgia October 9th-11th.* The next after this is the PCA/ACA conference in New Orleans, April 8th-11th. And of course, while it would be nice to plan ahead, undergrads can't really work on the "let's do this in a year or two" slow cycle of scholarly work, so it's rush-rush-rush and push-push-push.
The students have been asking for advice on how to do a conference as an undergrad, and I keep reassuring them that I'll be there holding their hands, that I'll make sure their papers aren't embarrassing, etc. I would like to throw the question out there to all the Wordhoarders. If you could offer any advice about attending academic conferences as an undergrad, what would it be?
*Apparently when I told Jennifer Lynn Jordan I wasn't going to this conference, I lied. I'll have to make up for it by asking a softball question in her session and buying her a drink. Or maybe I'll buy her a softball and ask for a drink.