Got back last night from Necon. All I can say is "Wow." I'd usually try to be more expressive, but my neurons are still randomly misfiring from a lack of sleep, the drive from Rhode Island to Baltimore, and the obscene amount of beer I quaffed Saturday night.
If you write dark fiction (suspense, horror, dark fantasy—whatever you want to call it) then you should attend this conference. It's a friendly, immersive, and incredibly fun event. Lots more to say, but I'll wait until I make sense.