To see what it was all about, here's a video.
This conference featured not only panels chock full of well-known authors and artists but also public readings, a concert and exhibition of Poe-inspired visual arts, a Poe film series, and book signings. Some of the people involved were Elizabeth Hand (Generation Loss, Waking the Moon), Craig Shaw Gardner (A Malady of Magicks, Batman Returns), renowned artist and illustrator Barry Moser, and artist Christin Couture (pictured below).
It was obviously a pretty fun time, judging from this photo of artist Jack Coughlin and Barry Moser.
Below, two Halloween revellers enjoy the Poe conference. What better way to celebrate Halloween?