This Barnes & Noble is really posh, down here in a totally gorgeous development in Huntington Beach, right at Beach Blvd. and Edinger.
One of the main draws to coming to this event is to see friends I rarely get a chance to catch up with. Of the 7 artists intended to be here, 6 came (I guess Justin Sweet got sick, which is too bad because I was looking forward to finally meeting him in person). I personally know and enjoy hanging out with Tom, Randy and Ben (now overseeing WOW CCG product for Upper Deck). I'm glad to get to know Sam and Glenn a little today. Also, Jeremy Cranford (Upper Deck Art Director) and his wife joined us for dinner, as well as a couple of other great people.
So, go look at the photo album of dinner at Buca di Beppo's after the event. We had so much fun hanging out with everyone. Five hours flew by. Most of us will see each other again at Comic Con in San Diego.