This is the reply I got from Pelikan:
Thank you for your e-mail and for letting us know. We were in contact with the Austin 2017 Hub Master and he told us that he is already looking forward to host the Hub. The reason why he might hasn't contacted you and the other participants yet can be related to the fact that he was not able to find a suitable venue yet - but this is only an assumption.It might be best to get in contact with this year's Austin Hub Master directly, we can provide the contact details of him to you. The name of the Hub Master is Randall D. and you can best contact him via e-mail: XXX@xxx. Nonetheless, we will send him an e-mail, too.If he does not reply within the next couple of days, we would kindly ask you to get in touch with us again.Please let us know, in case you have any further questions or concerns.
I have emailed Randall, and am waiting to hear back from him.
Edited by Wandering Man, 14 September 2017 - 22:26.