Bacycon 2012 ran from the 25th through the 28th of May. It was the first time I'd been, although it was the site of Mum's Hugo win for Weyr Search over 40 years ago.
I got to be on a marvelous panel with Brandon Sanderson about The Writer's Toolkit.
Of course, we had an Anne McCaffrey memorial Saturday evening. We laughed and cried — we laughed more than we cried. Sunday we had a panel on Anne McCaffrey's universes to talk over those people loved and to ask about what was to come (I gave hints).
The uproarious Dani and Eytan Kollin were toastmasters and propelled the height of toastmasterdom to new levels. I mean, really! The toast catapults will live on in many bewildered memories. Later, Dani and Eytan asked me if I would join them in the toastmaster interview and I gladly obliged. They are really cool guys! (They'll be at Worldcon, look them up.)
Next year's Baycon (2013) will have Lois McMaster Bujold as Guest of Honor (woo-hoo!) which makes going next year practically mandatory.
At Baycon, I also had the pleasure of meeting up once more with the amazing John Del Arroz who asked me why I wasn't promoting my City of Angels more (here ya go, John!).