Too tired to write much, so here's some pics.
MEETING EVAN AND LISA!
Midnight lifedrawing session.
Charles Vess drawing in my sketchbook. (Oh my, swoon.)
Getting over being a tiny corner in the middle of vast awesomeness.
Doodling a tattoo on Marlyse. :)
Lastly, at the convention Lisa gave me a beautiful handbound sketchbook she'd made plus I acquired an old japanese ink pen with brush tip. I instantly put both to use: