Thank you so much to Henry Jenkins and his team, to the 1300 people who got tickets (and apologies to those of you who didn't get in) and to everyone who thought me burbling on about the nature of genre was interesting (or at least, didn't rustle sweetpapers or cough loudly to signal your lack of interest).
It was fun.
I understand that the Julie Schwartz lectures will be available on DVD, so if you weren't able to make it, sooner or later you will still be able to hear me explain how the relationship between hardcore pornography and the stage musical illuminates the relationship between genre fictions, and other suchlike thingummies.
I think Julie would have been pleased... I hope he would have liked it. Now we have to decide who gets to give next year's speech.