With my husband being a comic book artist, we go to a lot of comic cons in our area (Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, etc) and I love watching the cosplayers and seeing all of the work that goes into some of the costumes. And I am sorry you got sick. Up here it is called "Con Crud" and about a third of the time, one or both of us come down with something afterwards. We've been lucky so far this year and I am hoping the luck continues with the others we have coming up (Derby Con is at the end of June and it is our next con).I am super excited about joining the DAL this summer. I have an image picked out for my dream vacation spot and I know the end product and the yarn I want to use, so can't wait to get started next weekend on it. Thanks for putting this on!