Howdy, fellow Draconiacs! RazorFox here. It is my sincere pleasure to re-introduce to the series Flare. Who says you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression? Woo! Those of you looking for a soundtrack to this page can continue to pull up “Some Nights” by Fun. Sorry for the slight delay in getting this page out, but it’s been an eventful week. On the upside, I attended my first Otakon in 7 years, and my return was nothing short of a major triumph. After years of Otakon steadily increasing in terms of inconvenience and expenses while simultaneously decreasing in revenue and fun, I was a bit skeptical about coming back to it. I attended largely due to popular demand from you, my fellow Draconiacs, and the welcome I got was nothing short of magical from both the fans and from the convention organizers. Through no request of my own, Otakon’s Artist Alley staff graciously placed me in a prime location by a major entrance, alongside other webcomic luminaries such as Spinnerette and The Devil’s Panties, and I got to meet dozens of fans, both new and “classic.” In particular, it was really cool to meet such established Draconiacs as GentlemanPlayer, Kobra, and Silent.Kiai. There’s a lot of ground to cover, including getting to dance to the “Time Warp” at the Hard Rock Café, but it would take up too much of your time. Just trust me when I say that Otakon weekend was nothing short of amazing! I’m not one hundred percent decided on whether to attend in 2013, but I’m strongly leaning toward it. Stay tuned. On the downside, however, no convention is complete without a little bacterial or viral souvenir, and when you get 30,000 people under one roof, something’s bound to spread. I’ve spent the last 7 days sick as a dog with one of the hardest and most persistent colds I’ve had in quite some time. That’s kept me from being able to work at my fullest. Well, that, and the Olympics. So thanks, everyone, for your patience. I hope to have the next page up in substantially less time, so keep your peepers peeled. In the meantime, enjoy the new page, and enjoy Flare’s awesome bartending skills. Take care, my fellow Draconiacs, and thanks for reading! =RazorFox.