(Caveat: I'm a conference slut. I haven't taken a legit vacation in a decade, but I always say that conferences are my excuse to travel. And yes, I realize that's lame.) Everyone is getting revved up for ROFLcon and SXSW, but this looks like it could be interesting for the designers out there: Massaging Media 2 (Boston, early April). It's quite inexpensive for a three-day event, and the speaker list looks decent. Update: someone emailed me an ode to conferences in the New Yorker.