Duro, Paul. “’A Disturbance of Memory’: Travel, Recollection, and the Experience of Place.” Rhetoric, Remembrance, and Visual Form. Eds. Anne Teresa Demo and Bradford Vivian. New York: Routledge, 2012. eBook.
“expectations confounded by the peculiarly alienating effect that opposed anticipation and arrival” (Duro)
“stabilizing persistence of place as a container of experience that contributes so powerfully to its intrinsic memorability” (Duro)
“memory may antedate the actual experience of place” (Duro)
“the visit offered itself as a mediation through which notions of reality and truth, of rightness, and a sense of place, to say nothing of his anticipatory memories, were given a seeming coherence” (Duro)
Though this chapter is specifically about travel and travel journals, I think there are a few things that relate to conventions and the experience of a con.