Dragon*Con was a blast, both fun and informative at the same time. Friendly people, tons of great costumes, and panels covering an amazing breath of subjects. Where else could you sit in on a panel about science based medicine, the impending doom of our planet (Phil Plaite's new book), cosplay costuming tips and Anime Music Video creation?
Baccano Swing didn't make it into the AMV Contest, not sure what criteria the judges used in their process. Oh well, can't win 'em all.