For me, highlights of the conference were papers by Lisa Zunshine, Peter Rabinowitz, Jan Alber and Frederick Aldama. I felt strangely disconnected from a lot of the other material - perhaps because I've not been working on 'literary narratives' so much lately. But still I came away having spent time with some great academics - not least Brian Richardson, Amy Elias, Brian McHale, Alan Palmer, Jarmila Mildorf and of course my co-panelists (if you're reading this and don't find your name here, please don't take it personally - I'm just running out of space!). Special thanks go to Alan for organising the social scene so wonderfully. If you're on Facebook, you can check out the photos.