I spent the past weekend at the annual When Words Collide readers and writers conference. This was the third time I'd attended, and, as always, I had a great time. I got to listen to various speakers, some of headliners being Guy Gabriel Kay and Jennifer Estep, who both write genres I love. I had plenty of time to visit with friends and meet new people, and even stayed out late to listen to some up and coming writers read their work.
If you love reading or writing, and have never been to conference like that before, I highly recommend it. It will be an experience you won't forget.