If I were in the USA, I would probably also be posting a case of freshly brewed beer to the Workshop, as a kind of encouragement for the participants, but the shipping is killer and the tariff would suck and I bet the post office would probably try stop me sending it. So I’ll just work harder at writing.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for someone to sponsor, I’d be very happy to write my little black heart out for you. I’m still thinking about what I’m offering people who sponsor me: the chance to name a character? To be tuckerized into a story? To name a subgenre of SF and have me write it, for a big pledge? I don’t know… make me an offer!