Okay, so remembering to take photos AT DragonCon was a big failure on my part. And not forgetting my camera was another. But I had my phone with me, and I managed to document SOME of our venture into normality as we attended DragonCon 2022 (and the zoo and aquarium).
All work and no play turns writers into robots - and not in a good way. You need to get out and have some fun now and then. You also need to network with other people of a like mind. So why not combine the two and find a convention that appeals to the secret fandoms (or not-so-secret fandoms) of your brilliant mind? Cons are the perfect way to recharge that writing brain of yours.