Everyone is very relieved to see that Hurricane Ernesto is not really likely to follow in the footsteps of Hurricane Dubya...um...Hurricane Katrina and make a trip to New Orleans. Certainly those concerned about Gulf of Mexico oil platforms and potential interruptions/oil spills are breathing easier too.
However: there is one big event that Ernesto might be gunning for, and that's Dragon*Con.
My Cartoon Geeks buddy Tom Reed is going, as are most of the geeks on the Eastern Seaboard. Dragon*Con is to the East Coast what San Diego Comic-Con is to the West Coast. It's smaller than SDCCI, but it's not really smaller by that much.
Dragon*Con starts on September 1st. If you look at the chart (go ahead, click it!) you see where Ernesto will potentially be hovering on that date...a little bit north of Atlanta.
This doesn't look pretty. Hopefully Ernesto will lose its punch before it makes it there.