Fanime This Weekend
As previously reported, Jon went in 2009, convinced me to join him for 2010 (to which we did a five part followup), abandoned me for 2011, all of team snowulf went in 2012 (as covered by Jon and John), then I was abandoned again in 2013, though Jon stopped in to visit for a bit outside the convention.
If you recall (either from personal experience at the convention or from reading this blog), registration lines have been… horrible the last few years. Thankfully, many assurances have been given by Fanime staff that the registration problems of the last few years have been dealt with, or at the very least partially ameliorated. Time (and a follow-up blog post) shall tell. Additionally, some (all?) of the work on the Convention Center has been complete and there is now a Grand Ballroom, which is where Artist Alley will be located (rather than South Hall — aka down the street — like last year).
If you are interested in attending and have not yet acquired a ticket, you can still register at the con. Ticket prices have risen $10 from last year, i.e. a single day pass is between $40 and $50 depending on the day.
If you are still waffling about attending, take a peak at the schedule.