It's a lovely con, very reader/writer oriented, relaxed, lots of time to visit and Madison offers great restaurants and interesting shops and lakes to sit by within walking distance. I'm going back. Doesn't hurt that my son, Nate, is there as a grad student. :-) He has a great bunch of friends so I spent two evenings hanging with them and eating great grilled stuff. Is this the Generation of Cooks?
Nice to return to a part of the country where it is NOT 80 degrees at 5 Am.... uh, I remember this type of humid, hot weather... Yeah, rain and all, I like the Pacific sea breezes. Now I'm off to the yard to mow down and pull up the four days of hyper-vigorous weeds and grass that took advantage of rain, warmth, and my absence!