As announced yesterday, this year’s ASA will be held in Las Vegas. August in Las Vegas. According to Weather.com, the average August temperature in Las Vegas is 102. Granted, having everything under the Caesar’s Palace roof will make it easier to avoid the heat, but I don’t typically enjoy the experience of walking outside into what feels like a blast furnace. Incidentally, the only time I’ve been to Vegas was also in the summer. If you’ve never been to Vegas and are unsure of whether or not you want to deal with the heat, I have one piece of advice: ignore anybody that tells you that “it’s a dry heat.” You know what other heat is dry? Your oven. Would you claim that it isn’t hot? Of course not. 102 degrees is hot, period.