Tickets for DreamHack Winter (Jönköping, Sweden) go on sale in 2 days (July 25th).
I am going to make this the year I go to the world's largest LAN party (they set the 10,000 person record). I've been dreaming of going for as long as the event has existed.
This one is a fun challenge of travel:
You would have to skip Thanksgiving (I've done 32 of these, I think missing a year won't hurt)
International Flight to Stockholm, Olso, Jönköping, or Copenhagen (anything outside of Jönköping requires Train travel to complete)
Note: average flight to Sweden costs about $1200, but I am seeing an awesome $600 fare out of SNA to CPH