This would be the second public broadcasting personality I've encountered in real life. I was at SIGUCCS in Portland, OR in 2001, and Ray Suarez was waiting for a limo to the airport. I was taking a shuttle, and later saw him again at the airport, in the US Airways ticket line.
There was also the time I saw Pat Sajak at a restaurant in Hawaii.
After dinner was johnstevensaul's cocktail party, which as far as I could tell was a smashing success. The sidecar was delicious, as well as the chocolate covered cream puffs. Insane!