I was planning on being in Phoenix this weekend for Westercon 70. That didn't pan out. "You have an awesome background, we'll get back to you," in English means we want nothing to do with you. Being snubbed is not unusual, about 90% of the cons I've approached to participate with in some way have snubbed me. They rarely communicate than they think I'm a worthless toad--they just ignore me. That's what Westercon did. That's the way it goes. But I will not buy a ticket to places that treat me like that.
Saves me transportation costs, I suppose.