I shall be going to BristolCon next weekend. I was born in Bristol, and left there when I was only 16 to seek my fortunes in London.
BristolCon has a great reputation already, so its really nice to be able to go to a Con in my home town.
Then things started to get better; very kindly the organisers put me on the Guest list, rather then just the member list - and then yesterday I found I've been invited to take part in my first ever Con panel. Quite appropriately, its on keeping oneself out of too many confrontations online.
I am really excited about this, and will have to work extra hard to keep my foot out of my mouth :)