I'm planning on going to Reason Rally this year. It'll be nice to be around like minded people, if a group of Atheists, Agnostics, Freethinkers, etc can ever be called like minded, for a change.
I love my friends dearly, but some of the believers among them just don't get me. I've seen some openly call Secular people fools for not believing in their personal beliefs. When politely confronted, they usually either go nuclear at me or delete me from their friends only to add me back a few days later.
One can only assume that their reasoning behind adding back is that I've become the ever elusive conversion goal. I certainly hope not. I can't stand proselytizing. I sometimes wonder why they're even my friends at all when they're so adamantly against Atheists, especially considering I am an Atheist. It's just weird to me.
So, for Reason Rally, I'm planning well in advance. About the only thing that will get in the way of my going that day is the weather taking an unexpected bad turn. I even have someone who, barring other plans, is willing to go with me. Hopefully, the Agoraphobia won't get in the way of this at all. I mean, that is what the advanced planning is all about.