Back in March I had the thrill of attending the Turner Classic Movie Channel's TCM Classic Film Festival at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood, CA. I live only 3 miles away, but it felt like a million miles away from my usual life. Surrounded by hardcore film buffs, I spent 4 days covering the event for the newyorker.com. I met so many interesting people, and actually got to know some of them better after they recognized themselves in the panels of my cartoon! Film buffs are a passionate bunch, and for good reason. Until you've been in a place where people don't naturally want to immediately talk about movies, you can't appreciate how grateful this group of people were to be together as a family!