I'm a big fan of tortoises, and seek to imitate their slow and steady pace, although I am often distracted by shiny things on the side of the road. Anyway, things are moving right along here at PLAYDATE LA headquarters (i.e., my house). I have set up an email and Twitter account, we have our first followers, our site has been linked to the main PLAYDATE site, and people are talking about the event.
We have narrowed down the date window to be sometime during the first two weeks of August. The thinking is that teachers will be starting to think about going back to school and would appreciated getting some time to experiment with technologies and practices that they will be able to implement from day one. Once we get a venue, we can finalize the date. Stay tuned.