I was able to rub shoulders with some VIP's, Champagne Book Group authors, some aspiriing souls and the parking valet. He was a cool guy. Our room was strategically located on the exact opposite end of the complex from the conference center, so exercise opportunities were ample. I was looking for an oxygen source after each trip.
For those looking for agents and editors, this was the place to be. Remember it for next year! For the readers, you have a lot of good reading coming your way in the near future. The quality of the authors was evident all over the place.
The big news is that electronic books are growing in popularity exponentially. Independent publishing, such as through Amazon (Create Space), is gaining a growing following for both authors and readers. I will be researching audio books in the near future as one option for publishing.
It is indeed a "Brave New World" and a good time to be an author and a reader!