Later this week, we'll share our annual list of 2018's most popular stories based on page views. But this year, our editors wanted to call out some of our own favorite stories. Articles like this make us love what we do every day: getting a look inside amazing events and speaking with smart, inspiring professionals who are making the industry a more creative place.
Click through the slide show to see some of our favorite stories to write and edit this year, from an upscale Batman-theme party to an authentic 1980s queer ball to ways the industry stepped up during the devastating California wildfires.
Your turn. What was your favorite event or topic covered this year, and what do you want to see more in 2019? Let us know on Twitter!