EQLA sounds awesome, but so far I have seen only a few cons that seem to have the size and support to really keep up with BC on a large scale. Everfree NW is the main competitor, near as I can tell, and of course BABS is pretty huge. But other than those BC is about as top of the line as it gets. The one thing I truly feel we kinda miss out on at BC is the private dinner with guests of honor that a lot of other cons do for top tier sponsors, but with a con as large as this I suppose it would be hard to do, though I'm sure they could make it like an add on option with the Gold and Diamond badges and it would work out well if they could work it in the schedule. In any case I intend to go to BC 2017. Sorry to hear y'all won't be attending, you'll be missing out big time.