I've spoken previously about BarcampScotland which was great in 2008 but which I missed in 2009 because I was down in Newcastle attending the inaugural UK maker faire. I was disappointed to be missing the barcamp but had so much fun down in Newcastle I'm glad I made the choice I did.
One of the people I spoke to during the maker faire mentioned that there was a barcamp being planned in Newcastle as well. This was great news. Having your cake and eating it style great news. All the fun of the maker faire and an opportunity to get my barcamp fix as well.
When tickets became available I immediately registered and if you're close to Newcastle and/or are willing to travel I would encourage you to register as well. There are still some tickets left.