Securing a replacement participant for one who sadly, cannot go due to death in family: Not Check. This is just not going to happen, I'm afraid.
Getting Swag: Check! Done! Awesome swag. Ooh, and there's one more thing I want to print, if I can figure out how to do it.
Getting Swag Bags: Check! And way better ones than party store bags, too.
Suppress urge to go clothes shopping: Check, so far. Remember that I detest clothes shopping, but something about going on a trip makes me think I need new things. How bogus is that?
Reading Wil's book: Not Check! On the plane?
Pack into one, carry-on-able bag: Not Check. That comes tonight.