I don't think I have ever met anyone from this year's thread, but I did in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2010. Each of those times everyone has been super friendly and I still keep in touch with many people from these meetings.
Despite that, I'm not sure if I will be coming along to the meetings this year....I am chaperoning a friend of mine and his family, and I think they want to keep it all low key. If that changes I will let you know. Don't miss me too much!