I have survived my very first media con, Toronto Trek 18. Not only did I survive it, but I had a fantastic time. Not to mention the days leading up to it: the newsgroup Spiderman 2 outing, and the smaller newsgroup Canada Day celebration, and then the three days of highly-newsgroup related convention. I think I agree with John: we are less and less "the newsgroup" and increasingly a rather large, silly and social entity.
Despite a night's rest between myself and the con, I'm still exhausted. The post-con adventures were enough to ensure that I was wired enough when I got home that sleep was not an option for quite some time. Then there was that whole going to work thing.
I'll have to see what I can put together in terms of a con report; if the weather is as yucky tomorrow as it was today, then perhaps I'll have time during lunch. We shall see.