Alt*Con is our local science fiction convention. This was our first year attending, so I didn't know what to expect, but was very pleasantly surprised by the large number of venders and the quality of the costumes worn by the attendees. It's a fairly small convention, but that meant there were no crowds to deal with and there were more opportunities to meet new people and have actual conversions.
As far as fandoms go, there was a little bit of everything:
Art by Mandem:
The huge Japanese junk food and manga selection:
Steampunk, which included my panel of "Steampunk on a Budget":
And more amazing costumes:
Tap dance troupe preforming at Alt*Con: