I am going to Eastercon this year, for the first time ever. I've not really done cons particularly. I did worldcon in 2005, because it was in Glasgow, and it worked for me. This one I'm doing because a number of friends are going, and for the first time I had the Friday/Monday as holidays anyway.
Getting a strange vibe about it though. Seems to be a strange buzz about this con, and its hard to tell how much of that is just how cons work, and how much is because this one is particularly odd. I'm hoping it'll be an interesting weekend anyway. Hope to get to some interesting panels, even if this year's theme does nothing for me. Hoping to get some cool books, get some cool books signed. And I'm taking part in one of the writer's workshops, partly out of curiosity, and partly as an attempt at taking my writing more seriously.
I expect there will be a few people here that are going, so I'm interested in feedback/opinions on the whole thing, so comments appreciated.