My wife and I attended Boskone this past weekend: it's one of the long-running, traditional SF/F cons in New England. It's been a couple of years since I've been to one of these: I went to ReaderCon regularly for a bunch of years, but after I took over io9's and later The Verge's weekend duties, I wasn't really able to break away for the weekend, or was focused on attending some of the bigger, multimedia cons like New York Comic Con and San Diego Comic-Con.
I've missed these sorts of conventions: they're heavily focused on the content of science fiction, and they're places where a lot of my friends in the community go. Many of these folks I haven't seen in a couple of years, so attending this year was a nice opportunity to catch up and chat with folks.
It was also nice to get away with Megan for a weekend, without the child: I feel like we don't get around to doing a lot on our own, so it was a good time to just hang out and talk about things like science fiction and books.
I hit up a bunch of cool panels: one on audio fiction and podcasting, as well as editing online magazines, commercial spaceflight and colonization, the Wizard of Earthsea, and another one or two that I'm forgetting. Hopefully, I'll be able to make it out to ReaderCon this summer.