I think it was a combination of the convention and the people on the tour itself.  I thought it would be a one-time thing but I really would like to go again. For instance, I liked the “do your own thing” during the days of the con but it was a great idea to meet up with a good portion of the tour group at the end of each day.  These “get together” really allowed us to get the most out of Comic-con as people would talk about panels they are thinking about going to or recommending  panels that they thought would  be good.  You can really find out about cool things to check out.