The annual ICon science fiction convention in Tel Aviv was this week. I've gone before, but it's always a pain to go to Tel Aviv. Or more accurately, the pain is in getting back. When I'm there I'm constantly afraid that I'll miss the last train (which is early) and have to sleep on the street and starve to death because there's no kosher food anywhere. I really don't like Tel Aviv.
Now that the convention's over, I find out that the guest of honor was Bill Willingham, who writes one of my favorite comics (Fables). To see him talk I would have gone to Tel Aviv in a heartbeat. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I missed it.
Why didn't I know he was there? Because I never even bothered to check the ICon website. I am so mad at myself right now.