I went to Portland over the weekend and met MeiLin!
And f***ing damnit is she's effing lucky I hadn't finished reading SiS before I met her! Just finished it now as I'm trying to reset my body-clock after jetlag, and AUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH.
(But seriously, it was super cool getting to have brunch with her, Ackbar, Irk & Char of Peacock King fame, daughter no1 and assorted other Portlanders. I took one brief, awkward video at the end, rathere flustered because my ride for the weekend had shown up for me to leave and I hadn't taken any pics yet; if there's interest/MeiLin & family don't mind, I'll post to youtube).