Ok, committed one of the sins of convention going… Met someone that I am a fan of and going all gushing fanboy. I was worse than a 13yr old schoolgirl, quite literally, she held it together a lot better than I.
I got to meet Howard Taylor of the often referenced here Writing Excuses podcast. I have learned a lot from him and his friends about writing. The encouragement and humor of the show also got me through the tough parts. Having been paying closer attention to his web comic Schlock Mercenary, I picked up the first volume and had Howard deface it.
A great first day at Gen Con.