Farpoint is a local convention for me and definately one that is close to my heart. Its small in size, about 600 people on average so it feels like quite the intimate affair. You almost always see the media guests out in the lobby or hanging in the bar at night, they just feel more comfortable since there isn’t the crush of the crowd at other conventions.
Another nice thing is its held in February, so it kinda hits right when your jonesing for another convention and before the regular convention circuit starts up. Of course, in Baltimore that can be dangerous as I found out in 2003 when we got snowed in till Tuesday. That was fun for many reasons, but definately cost the convention some serious money.
Anyway, this years line up included Tahmoh Penikett, actor in Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse, and now the new Mortal Kombat Legacy series. The SciFi Diner podcast interviewed him while he was hanging with us at Farpoint, go checkout their cast, its quite good!