Well for those in the pacific northwest, your horrible plight may see some relief in the near future!
The Pony IRC is currently discussing a Real Life pony meetup. This will most likely take place somewhere in Portland, Oregon during the summer.
The Specifics haven't really been fleshed out yet. I was just asked to post this to see how many people would be interested in joining in on the festivities.
You can use the comments below for feedback as always!