ECCC 2012 was one of the best experiences I have had in a long time, and for someone who is wildly uncomfortable around people, the best part was being surrounded by like-minded friends that I generally spend my days with on the internet, but many whom I never expected to meet in person. Good people of varying levels of comic book geekery, but every one of them my type of people. One thing I was overwhelmed by was the sort of caring compassion and acceptance that is always a little bit of a surprise, but never ceases o make me feel better about the world that I am often fairly cynical about. Just a lot of nice people and a lot of fun.
The Convention itself was a good solid con, and I hope to write more about the experiences there somtime, but it won't be anytime soon