The World Cosplay Summit has announced, with regret, that due to how quickly the New York Anime Festival is coming up (September 25th-27th).
Unfortunately, that leaves the WCS without any partner for holding the US preliminaries. I'm sure they'll work something out, as America has always loved participating in the event (which we have since its second year, 2003). In fact, we participated prior to NYAF's involvement in the event, so I'm sure we'll continue. And perhaps NYAF and WCS will be able to work back into doing the preliminaries for NYAF 2010. But this year? No dice. Alas!