So I saw in an email that Brandon Mull and Brandon Dorman would be the keynote speakers at BYUI's Children's Literature Conference. Um, Hello? What could be more perfect for me. Darik agreed this would be a perfect "me time" and I booked a ticket. I fished for any friends to come with me but had no takers. I was going anyways, and I really enjoyed myself. See? Me and Mendigo are best buddies now.