I was fortunate enough to be invited to the first Epicurrence last winter, and it was without a doubt the most fun "makers gathering" (I hesitate to say design or dev conference) I've been to. Dann did an immaculate job getting everything setup. The venue, the accommodations, the swag, the activities, the sponsors... everything was top notch.
That wasn't even the best part. The best part was the dialogue and meeting the others in attendance with you. The conversations were real and explicit, and they went beyond the designated talk time. Picking back up on those talks, or branching onto other topics as you're on the mountain was just so awesome!
I urge anyone considering signing up for & attending Montues to stop thinking about it and do it. You'll leave more refreshed and inspired than you've felt in a long time.