So what was it like to attend Orioles FanFest 2011? I can't tell you firsthand given that there's a new baby bird in the nest at home; however, plenty of folks have shared their experiences online. Two of my favorites are reviews of the day as seen through the eyes of a caricature artist and of an autograph hound.
Emily Anthony offers some of her caricature portfolio from a hard day's work at the Convention Center. Where else are you going to get a perspective like that? Thanks, Internet.
Eutaw Street Cardboard is one of at least three different blogs chronicling the experience of a grapher (I just learned that term and I'm not afraid to use it) trying to compile a comprehensive set of all-time Orioles' signatures. In this instance, his post is a fun behind-the-scenes look at the hunt for autographs made more interesting given the controversy over this year's signing policy. Spoiler Alert: "All in all it was a good day."
Here's a more complete list of recaps:
Another Orioles Blog: Orioles FanFest 2011 pt. 1
Camden Chat: Orioles Fan Fest Updates (Stacey via Twitter)
Camden Crazies: 2011 Orioles Fan Fest Recap
Emily Anthony: What's orange and black...
Eutaw Street Cardboard: 2011 FanFest Recap
Orioles Hangout: 2011 Fan Fest Photos
Oriole Post: Fanfest 2011
Schmuck Stops Here: FanFest in the rear view