Just finished the pencils for the last page of Issue 7. Its funny how I always feel like I'm behind on my timelines. Touch wood I've never missed one of my deadlines for any of the issues to date but I think its the lack of buffer that makes me feel like I'm always cutting it fine.
General preference is to always leave about a 3 week period prior to a major convention so that I can get the printed books with time to spare just in case something unexpected happens. I've been very lucky though with a printer who not only turns the books around in good time, but produces a top quality product.
If I can stick to schedule issue 7 will drop in time for launch at Melbourne Supanova! Fingers crossed.