AWP Chicago was more "we're in a city let's go to museums & eat good food" than "we're at AWP let's go listen to people argue/read"
The city we were in was Chicago though, so it was cold, windy, and seven shades of grey.
But the bookfair was fun. Saw lots of poetry celebrities,talked with former teachers bought some books I'd usually have to order online and wait for.
Also next year I will travel in an airplane for 3 hours not a car for 13.