Thanks to Irene and Dan for making this happen, and of course the great artists, it was a real treat and great to meet everyone and new people again! (huh?)
I mostly hung around Paolo Rivera's easel as he propagated for the virtues of Arcylagouache and kindly answered my questions. He was a great guy, and even brought his little sculpts he does to check lighting and consistency.
Cant wait for the next one! (fingers crossed)