Good news 1: SAS UK will be running Analytics 2013 in London on 19th and 20th June. This is part of a series of such conferences, its predecessor being held in Cologne, Germany last June. The 2012 conference included Data Mining, Forecasting, Text Analytics, Fraud Detection, Data Visualisation, Predictive Modeling, Data Optimisation, Operations Research, Credit Scoring, and High-Performance Analytics. A wide varity of analytics topics! I'm sure the 2013 conference will be well worth attending.
Good news 2: There will be a series of 'SAS Professionals road shows' early in 2013. I've long extolled the virtues of the annual SAS Professionals Convention held in Marlow. Now you don't even need to travel as it comes to you! Keep checking the SAS Professionals web site for details when they appear.
Bad news: There isn't any really. There won't be a full-blown SAS Professionals Convention in 2013, but with all of the above, it's no great surprise, and nobody is a loser.