This year’s European Maya Conference (EMC) will be held in Helsinki. The theme of the conference is On Methods: How we know what we think we know about the Maya. I am not sure if I will attend it yet since I only participate in conferences where I deliver a paper of my own. Hence, my paper must be accepted first. I have an idea of a paper that suits the theme but I am not sure other people are interested in my crusade against ethnographic analogies which would be an important part of my paper. There are some interesting invited speakers though. I have never heard or met John Hoopes before and it would be interesting to hear him talk about the 2012 phenomenon.