I have mixed feelings on it -
For those who went out of their way to attend ET8 thinking it was the last ever / showdown finale etc, I feel bad for them and understand their frustration and anger to hear there's another one - and so soon too!
If the next one wasn't until next Summer or something, then at least there would be a bit of a break, but to have one in four months time seems a little in their faces.
I'm upset for me 'cause I've always wanted to attend an ET convention, and the dates always clash with something (for ET8, I was going to see Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour, and then had a Choir Weekend Workshop). In March, I'm traveling to the USA on tour with a choir, so a Con in Feb doesn't seem possible money-wise for me.
And then for those that want it and can go, I'm happy - seems like an awful lot of people love and enjoy the Cons so that's great for them