An important thing upfront for those out there who might take that the wrong way; that is absolutely not meant in any way to be a negative. At some point or another, all of us, even the people that started the con, were Dragon Con newbies and it’s not a bad thing in any way. There is one thing that’s radically different about newbies in the more recent eras of the con versus the newbies of the earliest days of the con, though. At this point, there’s even very likely a substantial difference between newbies now versus newbies in my newbie year, 2006, at the con. It’s that difference over the years, that growing difference, which makes them so damned fun to watch at con. Also, in this case, I’m talking about the newbies that each of us who have been going for a while personally know.