Thank you for all the responses, everyone! I'm just tickled by how friendly this community seems to be. As advised, I have been reading up on the lore: I've gone through most of the Rules Wiki, and I think I have a vague grasp of how the game rules are supposed to go, and so far I've gotten through the beginning of the Worldbook and briefly scanned most of the different nations (and found a typo ;) ). But I am a little bit confused about what exactly I'm supposed to bring with me to the game. I'm sorting through my clothes to find something appropriate to wear under NPC gear, and I've got a sleeping bag, but as an NPC I'm not required to bring my own food, right? Or my own supply of water? But I do have to bring my own dishes to eat on? I assume that there will be some kind of washing-up area where we can wash our own dishes, and also some kind of shower facilities, right? Also, is this http://www.smart-camping-guide.com/image-files/camping_lanterns.jpg the general sort of electric lantern allowed? (I assume flashlights are considered too modern?) Also, considering the weather forecast, are umbrellas allowed/recommended? I have a fluorescent pink one that might not look very good, and maybe also a plastic poncho somewhere... And finally, I may have missed it somewhere on the website, but I can't find an exact address for the Hoover Adventure Center, or a time when I should be there.
To Pixie: You guessed it!! I only managed to go for a couple of years in a row, but the Wayfinder Experience gave me some of my all-time favorite gaming memories. If you went any time in the rough brackets of 2005-2010 (I don't actually remember exactly when), there's a very good chance that we met each other there. I hope to see you for next month's game, because I assume that I'm going to have a lot of fun this time and want to come back.
To everyone else: I'll see you in just a few days!!