Hey Apollo, welcome to cos.com~
Yeah, I can't travel very far to conventions either. I get carsick, but I imagine it's about the same level of discomfort when you have to stop every half hour or so to get a breath of air. The trek from the Mass border up to Portland Maine is a killer every year. xD
I'm making a Skype group conversation with everyone from New England that I can find. Even if you just lurk instead of chat, are you interested in joining?