Greetings all. Sorry for the silence, but I've been having some technical difficulties, namely dropping WIFI in my room. After spending a few hours trying to maintain a connection for more than a few moments I gave it up and decided to see if I had better luck today. Yeah! I'm off and running! I flew over to Altoona, PA on Wednesday. It was a day full of airports and airplanes. Thankfully, there was nothing exciting to report. When I hit Dulles Airport, I hooked up with a few partners in crime, Ben Thompson, Daren Bader, and Rob Ruppel. I've had the pleasure the meet Ben and Daren before, but this was my first opportunity to meet Rob. What a wonderful party to travel with! Funny, and fantastic conversations. After climbing off the tiny prop plane in Altoona, we wandered our way over to the Ramada hotel. While checking in, we ran into Patrick and Jeannie Wilshire (my wonderful guests for this trip) and got the invite to a late dinner, but before that I updated my cartoon coloring pages baby :) Off we went with a contingent of artists and collectors. I had a blast! I made the mistake of sitting in the middle of the table, and surrounding myself by 18 gifted and talented folks. I struggled to hear every single conversation going on... I failed miserably. But is was hysterical what happens when you only hear half of a sentence every minute or so. It's amazing how inappropriate most conversations end of sounding! After dinner, it was time to hit the sack. Thursday started off bright and early. My room is near the dumpsters, and the garbage truck makes it's daily visit at 6 am, which is 3 am on my body clock. Off to breakfast... I found that Rob was also a early riser, and we had breakfast together. I have a confession to make. I'm a huge had of Rob's work. I cut my teeth on the work of Rob, Brom, Jeff Easley, Clyde Caldwell, and Larry Elmore back in my formative D&D years.