I'll have a full write-up on my experiences at &NOW, but I'm happy to say that I've survived it without too much scarring.
It was great to see old friends--HTML Giant folks (Blake, Ryan, etc.), FC2 folk (Lance, Andi, Steve, Debra, etc.), Chiasmus people (Trevor, Shane, Kate Z.), Les Figues people (Vanessa & Teresa), Starcherone people (Ted, etc.) & old old friends (Bee & Michael Stewart!)--and meet new, by which I mean once virtual & now real, friends--Josh, Matt Bell, Matt Kirkpatrick, James Yeh, John Madera, JA Tyler, etc.
I didn't sleep or eat nearly enough but I made it! Onward!