Finally did the show about conventions, and I didn't even finish what I wanted to say. But I limited myself to a half-hour, just the same. I'll wrap up in a future show, though that will probably not be my next show. In this one I start at the top, discussing my one day at Essen 2003, other experiences with Origins and Gencon (well, at least Gencon SoCal), talk up some more-than-regional cons like Kublacon and BGG.con, and...um...sort of dump on local cons like our Strategicons. I guess they're for somebody, they just aren't for me. In that future show I'll get to Slug-A-Thon, Games Days, and the invitationals (GoF, Gulf Games).
My Essen 2003 article at The Games Journal
Ward Batty's traveler's guide to Essen
Gencon (especially Gencon SoCal)
Kublacon (San Francisco, May)
BGG.con (Dallas, November)
Strategicon (Southern California, various)