Weekend Update Pending

Is it coincidence that I spend a weekend away just as Harry Potter-mania is unleashed upon the world? Actually, it is, and that’s why the Weekend Update will be delayed (or skipped altogether, deadlines pending) but since word’s already out about the Barry Award Nominations, I’ll add my usual disclosure that I was on the nominating committee, offer my congratulations to all the nominees, and welcome the folks of Mystery News as co-sponsors of the award.