Thanks to Keres for permission to use the photo. (And thanks to Sesu for making such a rad ninja kitty!)
BTW, if you want to see a bigger version of the photo, you can click through to Flickr by clicking the image.
We are seriously considering going to some other cons - to vend in some cases, and just to have fun in others. I love seeing all the costumes - it's really inspirational! And I enjoy the opportunity to take a mini vacation and meet new people, most of whom are friendly and open. (Not to mention the opportunity to run around in costume all weekend long - ok, so I live in the bay area, and I can do that any time I want. It's still fun to have it in a more concentrated setting.)