I love science fiction and fantasy cons (conventions). Once you're there, they're lovely with lots of things to do and lots of people to meet. What you do is totally up to you.
I'm preparing to go to Worldcon in Scotland and am going through the usual: I've made sure my passport is up to date and have prepacked a folder with my hotel reservation, my con membership, my airplane tickets, and such. I'm also trying to figure out clothes as right now I'm experiencing a heat wave at home. The last time I looked at the weather in Scotland it said in the 60s F. So I'll bring along some sweaters and a jacket. Oh, and an umbrella.
I was looking at the program online and trying to plan what I'd like to attend. I saw Light Saber Making, but was disappointed that I'm not young enough to be part of the youth program and make my own light saber. Actually I have one--I got it as a mother's day gift. I think everyone should have a light saber, an hour or so of light saber practice and you'll feel better about everything.
I am going to keep a Con Journal and will be posting when I can to tell you all about my adventures at Worldcon. I'm also planning to take some pictures and share them here.