Well, more like I called her. I was just so blindsided by the email that my initial reaction (ok, my secondary reaction, after leaping in the air) was to call and make sure it was for real. More silliness, I know. So I actually spoke to Dean Deal, who very kindly told me that, yes, I was in.
And I take back the stuff I said earlier about the admittance package maybe not being mailed last Tuesday. I got it in the mail today (t-shirt and all), postmarked 11-23-04.