1. It was busy. 70,000 people were there and to try and stop to take photos is a very bad idea. Some of them are blurry because of that, too.
2. I didn't recognize a lot of the costumes and some were mash ups that made it even harder.
I did, however, get to meet the people I REALLY wanted to see. I am a huge steampunk fan and I met Kato (a steampunk fashion designer & model) and Abney Park (Steampunk Band). I even went backstage for the Abney Park concert!
The young adult literature panels were awesome as usual and I got to see authors I know and meet new ones, too.
E.C Myers (Fair Coin, The Silence of Six)
A.J. Hartley (TOO many to list!)
Zac Brewer (Vladimir Tod series)
Cinda Williams Chima (The Heir Chronicles)
Mari Mancusi, Todd McCaffrey, Cindy Pon, Kathryn Hinds, Melissa Grey, Gwenda Bond, Delilah Dawson, Christi J. Whitne, Christopher Elliot, Shaun Hutchinson, Alexandra Duncan.
I even met an up and coming author who was sitting next to me at one of the panels.
Have a great day and enjoy the photos!!