Larry Niven will be unable to attend Balticon this year!

We are sorry to report that at the last minute Larry Niven has developed a problem that will prevent him from traveling to Baltimore and attend Balticon.  He has suffered a minor complication from a recent eye procedure. It is readily reparable but will require a week or so of bed rest; riding in a pressurized aircraft is not a good plan at the moment as it could cause his retinas to go all retrograde. He sends his regrets, and we send our best wishes for a speedy recovery.