There are bonuses to most conferences being online now. As someone living in Lincolnshire, with long distances to travel and poor transport links, I've been able to "attend" far more events this year than would otherwise be possible.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.