If you're going to the Gay Games in Cologne, Germany, this summer, you may want to register before the end of 2009, as the registration fee goes up $40 while we're all celebrating the new year.
Organizers claim 2,800 athletes have registered and they are aiming for 10,000 registered participants. With the worldwide recession lingering, it may be tough to even get to 10,000; If they don't, it will be the least-attended Gay Games in two decades. But regardless of size, it will be a great time. So if you know you're going, might as well register before the year's end!