People came from all over the world for this conference - really the first of its kind. I spoke to people who had travelled from as far away as Los Angeles and Oregon! And why not, when the conference began here.
After that we broke into three options, each with three panels. Rob is my 3rd supervisor and asked me to Chair the Panel 1 Group with Rachael Grew ("The fantastical costumes of Leonor Fini"), Gill Sampson ("Exploring the role of illustration in picture books at the intersection between fantasy, imagination and meaning"), and Alexandra Gushurst-Moore ("Escape to the country: examining the role of natural imagery in late nineteenth century British fantasy art"). Here's Gill giving her talk—she's an illustrator like me!