From one of the later newsletters - a comment that the demise of Pluto as a planet "gave new meaning to the Dead Dog Party" for LACon. I suppose, being on Disneyland's doorstep, it WOULD be more obvious to tie the name to a goofy dog than to the god of teh underworld...
(Nothing like scheduling a REALLY out of this world convention...)
(This turned up just outside the facilities at the convention centre - there was a male equivalent on the other side of the hall - I've never seen so many people taking pictures of a signpost to the Ladies...)
And finally - just because -
Good night and good luck, California.