The first Starlight Festival is this year at the same time as RTMC (Riverside Telescope Makers Conference). Starlight will be held in Big Bear Village for the public - there will be speakers, vendors, sidewalk observing and entertainment. RTMC is held a couple of miles away at a YMCA Camp and it is more for amateur astronomers - again, speakers, vendors, and observing. The city of Big Bear has also included activities as well as many of the local businesses so there really is something for everyone. You are all invited to come up with or without a scope and have a great weekend of astronomy. RTMC starts on Friday and Starlight on Saturday.