The Emacs Conference is happening, it's real, and it will take place at the end of this month in London. Check it out, and register at Emacs Conference Event Brite. It's free and there's still some availability.
We have a great line-up for this conference, which makes me proud to be able to be there. If you've ever been paying attention when using Emacs then you've already heard those names: Sacha Chua is frequently blogging about how she manages to improve her workflow thanks to Emacs Lisp, John Wiegley is a proficient Emacs contributor maybe best known for his ledger Emacs Mode, then we have Luke Gorrie who hacked up SLIME among other things, we also have Nic Ferrier who is starting a revolution in how to use Emacs Lisp with elnode. And more! Including Steve Yegge!