For the first time since I've been reading at this event, I participated in the event not only as a performer but also as an co-organizer.
I started and managed the Gofundme page to raise the funds to pay for the event. I was there both days doing media work and documenting the event.
I even took the podium as a host and probably made an ass of myself like I normally do. Doesn't matter. I did everything I could to help make this happen with the help of Christina Liu, Xtina Strong, Suzanne Mercury and departing organizer Bridget Eileen.
I'm gathering my thoughts as summer comes to an end so I can send out a much delayed final message to wrap up the year and prepare for next August.