Yeah I guess I just don't realize how lucky I am to have two conventions that occur annually in my state. Definitely try to get to a convention when one comes nearby in your area. Even if you have to travel a bit. It's well worth it.
Wow, it must be fantastic for you!
In May there'll be a convention running parallel to the German Magic Championships, and I've been very fortunate to get a place with the "Work-Camp" (which basically means helping a few hours a day with some little things), so I can actually attend for free! I've hardly ever been this excited for anything!
He was just the behind the scenes guy with Josh who put on this fabulous weekend. I didn't actually get to see him perform nor did he that weekend. Let me know how it is. Please tell him I was at Magifest and it was outstanding.