So, I arrived safely (and exhaustedly) back from Boston tonight after an enjoyable and draining trip. Don't want to jinx anything, so more details coming soon hopefully.
However, I did have a great endcap to the trip with a quite spontaneous meet up with Alexander Danner and his wife. They quite graciously showed me around downtown Boston as we chatted about comics, libraries, and Aaron Sorkin, and had our full of laughter as a souped-up sedan with enormous almost-monster-truck-sized tires rolled by blasting music. It was absolutely ridiculous looking. With the webcomics community built up around digital interactions, it's really fun to meet up and give a face and personality to an otherwise digital persona. Thanks again, Alexander!