So here I am sitting in between Laurie Halse Anderson and Brent Hartinger. Hog heaven! Laurie says HI. David Gill, ALAN President is sitting in the back of the room and Stacey Creel, VOYA editor is here, too, along with Wendy Lamb and Beverly Horowitz and a cast of thousands. We are in the bowels of the Javits, literally, and folks are still trying to navigate the halls and find the room numbers. More later.