Just got back from France yesterday. I totally lucked out on my course selections given that sods law dictated that the date the class tickets went on sale was right smack bang in the middle of my French holiday, where I was stuck in a caravan park, with no roaming internet and totally reliant on the camp wifi - which was only available in the main bar, where every kiddie and their tablet sucked up all the limited bandwidth. In short, given that I'm coming over to Reapercon from the UK almost exclusively to do the courses, it had the potential to be a total disaster.
Anyway, the Gods smiled on me that evening. Got bandwidth and booked nearly all the courses I wanted. Phew. I can now look forward to meeting the folks here off these forums :)