Just this last week, I started teaching an after-school, creative writing class. It should be noted that all of the students are in the 6th to the 8th grade, so much of the focus is to just get them excited about writing. My goal with the class is to cover the basics of creative writing and help light that spark that all of us writers have.
First, above any other convention that I have went to, DragonCon had some of the best cosplays that I had seen. There were tons of con-goers and it seemed that mostly everyone wore some kind of costume.