Up at Durham, Sam Thomas has just announced the details of the forthcoming International Pynchon Week 2013 Conference to be held at Durham University from 5th-8th August, 2013. The CFP is now out (available on the conference website). The deadline for abstracts to be emailed to Sam is the 20th December 2012, so get your submissions in!
While I'm writing on this theme, I'll let you know that I'm still waiting for the ability to assign DOI numbers for Orbit. I applied 2 months ago and am still waiting, although I have high hopes for this happening soon.