ICON10: The Illustration Conference was held in Detroit this year. If you haven't heard of ICON: it's a conference that happens every 2 years in a different city in the USA (so far!).
750 illustrators from around the world come together to share experiences, take workshops, hobnob and hand out beautifully illustrated postcards.
It would be impossible to try to encapsulate in a blog post how wonderful and enriching was the experience, so I won't even try. Instead, some pictures:
And many, many fascinating speakers and attendees:
Posing in the artsy alley called The Belt with Haydn Adams, who was representing the Graphic Artists Guild.