Final Thoughts - I want to thank everyone who has contributed to this thread! Even when people would get negative, fear-based, or cynical, it was still contributing to anyone else out there who might be feeling the same way.
The timing on events like this can shift based on a variety of factors, and I saw the window for an announcement start in Mar 2011. I guess we'll see when it actually does happen. In the meantime, it is OUR transformation that is the most important thing to focus on. Please try not to worry about aliens hurting, abducting, killing, etc - we've got plenty to focus on right here already. Find a way to become an example of what you want to become, and live that fully right now. Don't procrastinate or look for some other excuse/permission to be yourself - live fully right now as if it's your last day, not from a fear base, but from a "I've got nothing to worry about anymore so I won't hide" stance. And remember that nothing is more powerful than us unless we choose to give our power away - that includes aliens, ascended masters, you name it.
Have fun and I'll look forward to playing with you again!