Good Cons are all about what you put into it
Bad Cons are all about what people want to get out of you
If you balance 1 and 2, you can have a great Con experience.
Be your best salesman by letting people choose your work.
#4 doesn't mean to stand there silently, leering at them with a little drool on your chin. Saying “Hi” is easy.
Be careful of the kind of jokes you make with visitors. Humor is a tricky thing.
If you give people a chance to decide to treat you with respect, they will. Brush that chip off your shoulder.
If they don’t; move on. It isn't worth ruining your day.
If you can stay at a hotel hosting Dragoncon, do it. Even if it is on the floor, next to a drunk guy wearing a zombie leisure suit.
Eat at the Majestic. Order anything you want, this is easily one of the most low-key “dives” I’ve been to and it’s perfect for post-Con chillaxing.
Stay tuned for my full Dragoncon write-up!