On 3/24/12, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Georgia Children's Literature Conference in picturesque and musically historic Athens, GA. I also got to catch up with author/illustrator friends Meghan McCarthy, Mike Wimmer, and Jody Feldman. People don't get much nicer than those people. Bonus: I got to hear two of them present; sitting in on colleagues' talks is a rare treat at conferences.
I had only one session but you'd never know it by the quantity of books they brought in:
While in Athens, I also got to visit the inspiration for the title of my favorite R.E.M. album: