Oh, wow, thanks for the warm welcomes!
@MeeraReed: Words are wind. I'm *obsessed* with GRRM!
@opalescent: Aye, I am in Baltimore. Thank you for the references, I had been looking (admittedly, not long) and been disappointed to not find much out about the scene.
@skylersquirrel: From South Baltimore. DC's nice but less my style, maybe. I'm also lazy and hate traffic.