Lawrence and I finally got our hands on some tickets to Shmoocon (Blackhat was locked up ages ago). We are really looking forward to hanging out with the guys from LearnSecurityOnline.com (Joe and Chris) and making some new friends and sharing ideas and techniques with others. I have personally never been to DC (does Beltsville count?) and look forward to the entire experience.
I have only heard great things about Shmoocon and eagerly look forward to attending!