I just wanted to go public with thanks. Thanks to Dave, Nancy, Ernie, Linda, Jo, David W. and anyone else I might have missed for putting the show together. This was the best Fest so far for the simple fact that it was the most recent opportunity to socialize with the community that is AK. Thanks to friends, new and old, who came by to visit, chat, listen, and share some munchies and a beverage. This is why I attend. The after hours chill-n-chat sessions are a delightful frosting on the cake. The honor of hosting some AK notables into the wee hours still brings a smile. Special thanks to Marc (mpholland) and Erik (the big variety) for watching my room for a bit so I could cruise the show. Thanks to Cableguy Bill for providing outstanding edibles. It'll be weeks before I work that cheesecake off. Thanks to Newman for lunch Saturday and Bill for bringing me dinner. I would have starved without you guys. And of course thanks to the AK community at large. It was easily worth 1169 miles of driving.