Quite, actually, as it had snowed the day before I arrived! Never mind. I didn't expect warm weather in Madrid in early February.
I was delighted to be invited to attend the conference, which was in, I believe, its fourth year and growing every year. There were nearly 200 attendees.
The weather might have been nippy but my welcome from the organizers and attendees was very warm. I knew I sold well in Spain because all my books except the traditional Regencies have been translated into Spanish, and I get fan mail, often in Spanish. Babelfish is my friend. :) However, there's nothing like meeting people who have all my books and love them. Writers all need a dose of that now and then.