For everyone, including Fest fans, it has been a great time doing this since the mid-90s. Since then the Internet has grown up and changed in ways both wonderous and extreme. We wish everyone the best and hope to see you in future endeavors.
For those attending the Chicago, 2012 fest, I am unable to attend. I do not know of any plan to webcast it. If it is webcast, it should be at the link above.