I just worked out that OSCon is going to "cost" us $3000 before ents. That breaks down into:
Heather's flight: $800 (mine is paid for as a tutorial speaker).
Hotel: $1300 (approx)
Kennelling: $650 (3 cats and 2 dogs)
Partner meal ticket: $200
Add evening meals and entertainments onto that and it's one heck of an expensive trip... (Of course I'm still looking forward to it).
O'Reilly are paying $1000 per tutorial. So it's not all doom and gloom (except that appears to have changed from a few weeks ago when it was $1500) for me. However I can't imagine not giving tutorials and thinking of going...