|Me after a GREAT panel for YA readers|
I attended DragonCon this year and will be going back next year if I can. Book/reading communities are like big families: Lots of opinions, lots of different preferences, and a great deal in common. Find one that suits you.
I don't costume like many people do, but I admire their creativity and the incredible work that goes into the making of their clothing. This is a link to the Steam Punk fashion show 2010. I was so THERE. It took an hour of line standing, but the woman behind me turned out to be a NASA employee in charge of the Mars robots. So, YEAH. DragonCon rocks.