Douglas Wilson wrote:
I attended a Columbus convention where Jack Vance appeared, ... and I suppose I saw other persons whom I've encountered on-line (but I didn't know who they were). I doubt anyone noticed me (lurker or wallflower) at Vance's little get-togethers.
Yes indeed, you also attended the luncheon I mentioned, and perhaps also the "let's stay and have a beer" extension of that event. I was the Wankher sitting at Jack's right elbow, and the "disappeared" guy John was at Jack's left. And yes indeed, you did not identify yourself until we all got home and began posting again.