I can't think of a better way to wrap up this convention archive than with the loving tribute to Gene Maiden by Tom Tierney. They collaborated on the Fruitland Chronicles for Cornerstones Magazine (published by Deanna Williams).
Tom's artwork graced the cover of a convention souvenir booklet that included reminiscences from friends and acquaintances. I loved reading it, and getting a better sense of the man I was just getting to know better at conventions. What a gentleman he was.
If I missed something from the convention that you'd like to see here, let me know. Ron Fong gave me an ID for one of the banquet pictures, so I'll amend that now. Also, if you have pictures from the convention that you'd like me to post here, send them to me as a jpeg file, and I'll add them as well.