Yes, the John Ross. I had sent him an invitation to Boomershoot 2005. In the body of the message I said 2004 although the subject line said 2005. He was concerned about his lack of a time travel machine and after I straightend out my error we talked for about 15 minutes. He’s not certain he can make it, a long ways to travel, etc. But he did sound very interested. Mostly he asked a bunch of questions about the mix we use and how dangerous it was etc. He told me stories of his shooting at dynamite (among other things — about 1/6 of a stick in tennis balls). Anyway, we’ll see if he can make it. It would be rather cool to have him out and to have him participate.
I asked about the ETA of his next book. He said “Sometime in 2005. Not early 2005, but sometime in 2005.”