Have you looked at the guest list for Nan Desu Kan recently?  I believe NDK is going to supply us with a good mix of older and newer guests.  From the former column: Lisa Ortiz.  And from the later: Robbie Daymond.  Don't know about the rest of you, but I'm excited for this convention.  

We also have a bunch of friends who will be in Artist's Alley.  You should go check them all out and exchange your monies for delicious comics.