Probably unwise for me to squee just yet. As of now, there's a chance I'll be at Dragon*Con anyway for work... but that's just it, it's work. I might be stuck at our booth the whole time and won't be able to to catch any panels he's on, but I won't even know for sure if I'm going for several months yet. And if I wanted to try and go on my own, I doubt I could afford the plane ticket right now. (All east coast cons are a drag for me for this very reason...)
Le sigh. We'll see.