cheers to #altnyc
short answer? it was really really great. Having attended last year was a slight advantage but I think it has more to do with the quality of this year's speakers and attendees (and... models/actors as bartenders. see above) I will admit that I didn't really take advantage of meeting with ALL the sponsors at this years conference but I did stick my neck (and hand) out more and introduce myself around. I was really glad to spend quality time with Alison of long distance loving getting to know her better - the boston blogger events are little hectic. I was glad to see the familiar faces of Erica / Foxtrot Press and Janee / Yellow Bird Yellow Beard and meet some of their friends. My snake was a great conversation starter and the necklaces I wore to dinner and the conference were big hits. Big as in I need to follow up with a pretty big blogger because she thinks she'd like to do a feature....
I think my best plan of attack on recapping this for you (and for myself) is to digest it all over the next couple weeks and 'introduce' you to the people that made the most impact for me and hopefully by that point I'll have sorted out my URL issues and reveal the photos from my session with Justin Hackworth in Central Park.
I told you it was really really great.