Anyway: it was a great visit, and I (as well as VVF, I suspect) had a great time. I managed to meet a few members of the California branch of the Mayhem boards and they were both quite cool.
Austin managed to convert me over to the Astrological side of the occult fence in a matter of like three days. I realized while there: I don't hate astrology. I just hate most people that talk about astrology. And it's clearly going to be very useful for me to play with, as it introduces the dynamic of movement to the scale of sorcerous intent. Which is, actually, something I think I've been lacking for far too long.
The Valentines are both fucking cool. But you all should know I think that, by now.
If you're in the LA area and need some juju folks to rig the deck for you: you can't go wrong by giving them all a visit.
Finally, they threw up a video of Austin talking about Mars. Enjoy!
EDIT: I forgot to add... I picked up Ann Finnin's The Forge of Tubal Cain while in LA. I'll be reviewing it later this week, and I have almost all good things to say about it (for the most part, at present).