I obviously did not go to APE because no matter how I tried to justify it, I just could not rationalize going to San Francisco for a 24-hour period (and no one took me up on my offer of “I will pay you to go if you write for me”). So I have to rely on second-hand reports.
Luckily JK Parkin has a nice report on Day 1 (apparently the rain caused some problems). It looks like a fun time. I hope I will manage to go next year.
It was also announced that Ochre Ellipse won the 2008 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. I haven’t read it but I’m sure it’s a good pick.