Last year I attended my second Worldcon, this one in Denver. I had a ball. Frankly, I always do, no matter how small or how large the con is. I go with that expectation, and I have never been disappointed. The little things that could have been done better are hugely outweighed by the things that are done right.
Today I received a lovely letter from Denvention with thanks for my contribution to making the con a success by my voluntary services - and a refund! Ohmigod.
Denvention, thank you. And in the interests of making sure the money is put to a good sf/f community cause, I am looking around for the next convention I can attend and volunteer for.
And all you readers, writers and sf/f folk out there - remember you don't want to miss out on Aussiecon in Melbourne next year.