I also saw the listing for the "How to Work in Teams" panel we'll be on, and specifically who we'll be sharing it with. I think my reaction has been summarized in "HABBA-HABBA-HABBA" since yesterday.
I actually jokingly told James previously (after finding out they'd be attending) that if this happened, my brain would probably explode form sheer overwhelmedness. Cue total fangirl meltdown. Seriously. I had a fabulous time at CAPE yesterday (more on that later); but it was tiring as all get-out, and I realized that I don't have the stamina for this sort of thing built up that most of the big names do. And now THIS. Not complaining, NOOOOO no no. No. And no. But I'm definitely feeling kind of... displaced. Like 5 minutes into the panel they're going to barge in and tell me there was a mistake, I'm nobody, I need to leave quietly now without making a scene...
Egads. The chronically-depreciating part of my brain is having a meltdown right now.
Non-Ego: Goodness! We're, ah, actually sort of, ah, kind of...
Ego: SAY IT, BITCH!
Ego: I can't heeeeeaaaarrrr youuuuuuuuu!
Non-Ego: Okay! Okay! We're making the biiiiiii...medium-time! Sort of!
Non-ego: Work with me here! Baby steps!
Ego: Hrmph. For now.