I wish you could have something like this a little closer to the middle of the year instead of right before Thanksgiving. I have a few extra days of vacation and thought "I should go to Handmadecon. Oh, its at the end of the year. I don't need a vacation then, I need one in August.
Just a thought.
A bit tangential, but for what it's worth I've found air travel/hotels to be much
less expensive this year using pretty much whichever travel sites. Maybe partially due to being the week before Thanksgiving (maybe not, I don't travel terribly much).