(a) it's insanely crowded, to the point where just trying to navigate from panel to panel gets me jittery, and
(b) it's too expensive for what it is.
I do have a little twinge about not going, because
(a) a lot of people I want to see are going to be there. I mean *you guys*, dark_blade and kradical and cmpriest and maybe velvetsteel and, well, dozens more of you. And because
(b) it's a con in the city I live in.
But I know that going will drive me crazy and wear me the hell out. So.
If people are planning outside-the-Con get-togethers, let me know. I would like to see/meet people. But. I am not attending the Con.