Go to the Sierra Toy Soldier website (they're in Los Gatos and if you have not been down to see them you're in for a treat). In the current newsletter there's information about a gathering in December (12th).
No problem Chris, actually if you can find 1 or 2 opponents you can eventually get through a 39 campaign. The nice thing about the computer is that you can whip through (even solo) turns rather quickly since the computer implements the rules leaving you to concentrate on strategy and tactics. I think you'll be surprised how far you can get solo. With PBEM you just wait on your opponents moves.