I wrote about my adventures at ICON 9 over on the Happy Happy Art Collective blog, along with Emily and Lauren's thoughts. If you are interested in reading, you can find it here. This was my first conference and won't be my last - I got to meet and hear so many of my favorite illustrators. It was so much fun getting away from everything for a week - I conquered my fear of flying, it was the first time in 5 years that I have been away from my family for so many days, I filled a sketchbook with so much good information, new ideas and fun doodles and I got to hang out with my illustration buddy Emily for 5 days! I'm happy to be back home though, back to work!