I read recently that Creation is going to have both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy at two events, east and west, this summer. It made me sad that I wouldn't be able to attend. ELF is stretching my budget in the first place, I fully intend to do FanExpo in Toronto in September, and am still hoping to make it to The Gathering.
FanExpo will have Billy Boyd. I had asked previously whether anyone wanted to sign a card for him, and got little response. This is a second call, but if I don't get much response I'll drop that.
Anyhow, FanExpo has just signed my favorite StarTrek heros. I won't get to pay $200 to have a pic of myself with the two of them together, but I wouldn't have done that if by some miracle I was at the Chicago Con.
They've also got Carrie Fisher, and (by character name) Dr. Gaius Baltar, Dr. Beverly Crusher, Drusilla, Dr. Carson Beckett, and other names you might recognize from Firefly and Austin Powers.
I enjoyed last year. This year will be better in many ways, just because I'll have a better idea what I'm doing going in. And *not* spend money for something I won't end up getting.