I took the plunge and have officially declared my geekdom. I bought tickets to Dragon*Con 2010.
The best part is that Husband's going too and he doesn't identify as a geek. However we went to the parade in 2009 and he had a great time people watching. He also recognized a lot of the costumes.
Plus, it's only 4 blocks from where we live.
Until Feb 15, it's $70 per person for the whole convention over Labor Day holiday weekend. Now that's a great entertainment value.