The con was good for me. As always, it was invigorating to see other people's work and thus be re-energized to work on my own material. I attended a couple of panels on creating comics and the comics industry, and had the opportunity to show my portfolio to a few editors. The responses were positive - invitations to send JPEGs of more of my work, and talk of the possibility of future projects. I got to see some old friends again, I met George Macas for the first time, had dinner with Ben Avery, and met a few other Christians for the first time (hi, Kim!).
I also rode on the Elevator of Celebrity with Ben. The first time we waited for the elevator to arrive, Lou Ferrigno stepped out. One of the guys who were there waiting yelled, "Lou Ferrigno!" He grinned and said, "Why don't you say that a little louder, guys?" The next time we walked aboard, Michael Madsen ("Reservoir Dogs") and his wife (?) were there. He said he had been wondering whether that theory about jumping at the last moment before the elevator crashes would work. Fortunately, we didn't have to test it, but there was a lot of fanboy weight in there.
And lots of fun was had by all.