I've signed up to go to Readercon for 2018. It'll be in Quincy, MA from July 12 to the 15th. It's a great way for authors to meet readers and vice versa, and after the great experience that was the World Fantasy Conference, my wife and I are pumped to go!
The World Fantasy Convention was awesome...and I got to meet Terry Brooks, L.E. Modesitt Jr., David Mitchell of Cloud Atlas fame, and a lot of author up-and-coming and aspiring authors. It was great to see how humble and thoughtful even the most famous of authors was, especially Terry Brooks. The Sword of Shannara was one of the first epic fantasy books I ever read as a kid, and it shaped my understanding of what fantasy was, and what it had to offer.
If you ever get a chance to go to the World Fantasy Conference...or have a chance to go to Quincy for Readercon in 2018...go for it. And if you see me there, please say hello!