It certainly is happening next August. There's a website for it and everything. From what I can tell, nearly everyone who graduates with me still lives in the NW, although the fancier or funner ones are in Seattle. I'm the only one in NYC. I will not be attending. Unlike you, I get homesick, not for the NW, but for NYC. Where you should be once bureaucracy lets you go.
This is a very facebook conversation!