We've spent the last few days at the Flash in the Can festival/conference/whatever, and it is seriously fucking with my sense of time. Because we haven't had a weekend I keep forgetting what day of the week it is.
I don't think I'll go to another conference unless I'm paid to be there. I'm just not a "sit-in-a-room-watching-shit-on-a-screen-all-day" person. Neither was the guy sitting behind me during the first presentation who fell asleep and snored very loudly.
One of the main reasons for this sort of event is hob-nobbing with your peers. I don't hob-nob well. Neither does Mr. Risk. So unless people say hi to us first, we tend to talk only to ourselves.... which we could do any day for free in much more comfortable chairs in a much more comfortable environment.... and with better food.