I just found out about Otherworld Excursions the other day. These are events in which famous game industry folk run their best roleplaying games for you in their hometown areas. The three GMs lined up so far are Ken Hite, Stefan Pokorny, and John Tynes, all of whom are reputed to be at the top of the craft. Since they’re all friends of mine, I’d recommend this strongly for those with the means to participate. I’d give it a shot myself, but I’d guess that if I took part with these souls the game would stall out in the nearest tavern.