I didn't request a reschedule or refund of any type. I figure it was my screwup and you guys had already committed to these days and taking time off work. I'm not gonna leave you guys hanging like that.
If you're not there, i'm not there. End of story. The other guys are flexible too... and everybody wants to see you there.
So if you can't commit to at least that Sun/Mon/Tues you talked about, call the owner and re-schedule for the week of September 12 - 19. I mean what's a few more months? And it'd be sweet to have a pre-Dragon event on the eastern side.
Needless to say, if the owner flatly refuses to succumb to your irresistible negotiating skills-- even if you offer to pay a penalty ($150-250?) and give up any right of cancellation -- that's different. We'll go.
But at least ask him. Please.