And now, for even better news:
BOTH OF MY PANELS WILL BE A PART OF COLOSSALCON 2013!!!
That is a world-record response time, ladies and gentlemen. I am so lucky to know this info now, and well in advance. I love that I don't have to bite off my fingernails with anticipation and I can devote my nervous energy to my thesis again. I'm all set and good to go. Huzzah!