Ugh, this is horrible.
Someone broke into the Seattle sorority house where Clarion West is going on this year, and stole four laptops, along with other random items. (Including, er, clothing?)
The workshop is an intense training camp for writers of science fiction and fantasy, meaning losing their laptops means losing the very thing they were to be using daily, as well, probably, as countless notes and preparatory materials, and quite possibly their most current archive of writings.
It’s sounds like quite an ordeal. You can read reports from the ground here and here. The both posts include a contact email address for those who want to help… I know I’ll be doing what I can, because I can imagine how devastating it’d be to lose one’s laptop at this, of all places and times.