I figured it was about damn time this community had some traffic!
Connie was, as always, her fabulous self. I got distracted by a shiny new friend and completely forgot to go to her reading of Robert Heinlein's GoH speech from 1941, and was sick during her own reading (BUMMER!). However, I did get to hang around and be helpful while she was autographing, and hook my friend metafrantic
with the official "I am first in line to see Connie" sign (which just said "Connie Willis", and prompted snarky fans to say things like "Connie, you're looking quite... male... today!").
She is, as always, ever gracious, generous with her time, the delightful kind of crazy, and one of the neatest people I've ever met.