I'm back from the convention, but I'm not prepared to write about it. There are simply no words at this point. It was a heart wrenching experience in many ways, but I'm so thankful I attended and would definitely do it again.
It's surprisingly difficult looking at the people around me and not seeing faces like Erik's for the first time in a week. It actually feels a little sad.
I have many photos and a notebook full of thoughts to jog my memory. I'll post my impression of the week soon.