I see ‘dopefest’ passed around here like cake at a teaparty. I personally would not give a second thought to the idea of going to one, not even if there was one in the Isle of Man!. Not because I think there is anything bad about them just that it seems a bit of a personal thing to do to meet in person - people you have ‘met’ in an internet message board (which IMO doesn’t count as proper meeting). It seems a bit over the top.
Is it a cultural thing? I suspect that the other british dopers feel the same way as me - would not dream of going to one. Has there aver been a UK dopefest?
I am not trying to offend anyone here, I just want to understand dopefests. If I ever went to one I wouldn’t have much to say.