On Sat, 2009-05-30 at 12:20 -0700, Gary Shannon wrote: > Speaking only for myself, using "at" with a city name in any context > just feels very wrong to me. I might say "I will be at the conference > in Reykjavik.", but I would never say "*I will be at Reykjavik." or > "*The conference will be at Reykjavik." In my Midwest and Pacific > Northwest American dialect the proper preposition to use with a city > name is always "in". Always. In my English English, "at" is less common but possible in some cases. I suspect that it depends on the size of the place: at Watford ?at Birmingham *at London Of course, there's always the idiomatic use of "at" in connection with universities: "She's at Birmingham".