If you haven't heard about it already; Romanticon is Ellora's Cave's new annual conference. The first one was this year--next years is already in the works. It will be around the same time next year, early October, and again at the same hotel in northern Ohio.
My favorite part was participating in the reader round-tables--sessions when readers got to tell the writers and EC execs what they want more of and less of. There was a lot of conversation about BDSM, MMF and MFM and even some talk about FF. It was fun to hear how readers tastes and interests have evolved. This discussion was easy-going, the perfect atomsphere to say what's on your mind.
The parties were fun of course. The EC CaveMen were very visible. If getting pics with the CaveMen is your thing, do come next year because it was just that easy. Each night they performed and then hung around after.