Dear W3C: once again, you have scheduled your yearly technical plenary meeting (when many of the working groups get together at the same time, in the same place) over the Halloween holiday.

I have two young daughters, age 2 and 7. I refuse to miss out on the seeing them dress up for Halloween, and leading them around the neighborhood to trick-or-treat, as I have my own happy childhood memories of this. As valuable as I believe the TPAC meetings are, sharing these memories with my children is priceless.

Thus, I will not be attending the TPAC this fall, nor will I be available on October 31st any year in the future (until my daughters are old enough to refuse to let their daddy go with them). Please avoid this scheduling mistake in the future, as I am sure I am not the only parent of young children who would like to participate in the TPAC and in my offspring's childhood. KTHXBAI.
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