Being on panels is fun mostly because the panelists tend to be well informed on the topic, but not uniform in their views. All my panels were well moderated, so I always got a chance to speak up. Discussing the differences between paranormal romance and urban fantasy (of course there are differences) was fun, but my favorite panel was probably the Future of Publishing with Jane Jewell moderating. A review of the audience revealed only a few eReader owners— surprising in the light of the Asimov's statstics— with twice as many folks using PDAs or smart phones as eReaders.
I did make a reading or two— Mindy, of course, and Tom Doyle. I missed scottedelman's reading (the one drawback to being on a panel) but did get to catch up with him over lunch.
The Dealer's Room was well stocked for the size of the con (about 400 attendees). There is no art show, but they do award the WSFA Small Press Award at Capclave, which is nice. This year's winner is "The Absence of Stars: Part 1″ by Greg Siewert, published in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, edited by Edmund R. Schubert.
I had a fantastic time and I was tickled pink to learn that next year the Capclave Guest of Honor will be Connie Willis!