Personally, I would prefer for this to occur in Austin, because I like the city and XMIT's collection and Texas BBQ, but I guess Philly is going to be the winner. The people have spoken!
Yeah. But we're still doing our meetups here in Austin and everyone is welcome to come down! I don't see any reason for this to have to be an exclusive event.
If you want to do one big thing in Philly and call it Keycon, sure, but our regular meetups in Austin are pretty awesome. There are giveaways, custom key caps for the events, and with Techshop we have a professional photo booth, CNC wood and metal working, a water jet, powder coating, sand blasting, injection molding, soldering stations, laser cutters... everything you need to build a board from scratch!
So again, come down for March 11th (though the airfares are super high due to SXSW, yikes!) and maybe for our next event in the late summer.