Nimmel's predicament may look dire, but I'm still in a great mood from Anime St. Louis. I want to say "hi" to a couple of people. Besides Dirk, who I've mentioned a few times already.
I want to give a shout to That Guy With The Glasses for not only being fun to hang out with, but for giving me some insightful advice on my "Writing Unique Heroes & Memorable Villains panel, forgiving me for being slightly grumpy last year (in my defense, all Italians are grouchy when they haven't eaten) and for sharing my bitter hatred of Moulin Rouge.
I also want to give a shout to Steve Argyle, who is not only a gentleman and a stellar artist, but shares my love of fine beer, Japanese food and wine, and wickedly dressed villainesses.
The Anime St. Louis guest relations staff welcomed me with open arms, and I want to thank them as well. Ally, I hope you enjoyed your "night out with the boys!" Cat, thanks for the late-night taco run! Thanks for the various rides over the weekend, Steven! And thanks to everyone else whose names I have criminally forgotten (like the gentleman who drove me to the airport two years in a row, the chefs in the green room, and the fine fellow who welcomed me to the dealers room) for making this weekend so memorable.
That's all from me for now.