I just met Caroll Spinney! It was quite an eventful day. He brought out Oscar, but of course Big Bird had some work to do over on Sesame Street so he couldn't make it. Fine with me because I really like Oscar. Anyway, he spoke of various stories (all are likely in the book) but the funniest part is who was there. Brian, the head of the Bay Area Puppet Guild, was chatting with some man who I found familiar. At first I thought he was a member who I hadn't really spoken with, but I came to find out it was Dave Goelz. Oh, my. Well, we chatted for a minute. I was rather nervous, but he was a really cool guy. Almost got a picture taken with him, but he was getting mobbed by other fans and wanted to diffuse the situation because this was Caroll's day. He did mention visiting Muppet Central and enjoying it very much. He told me that he heard about the Henson sale a couple of minutes before surfing over here and we hadn't put it on the main page yet. He surfed around the site and came back a couple minutes later and it was up! He was quite complimentary of Phillip's swiftness in posting the article. He also complimented the new look. That made my day! Caroll had heard of us too, but doesn't own a computer. LOL! Even though he has a beautiful site for his book and another fan site out there. He will also be selling prints soon. They will be original works containing Big Bird. He didn't elaborate, but it's definitely worth checking out! I didn't get a picture with Oscar, but I got one with Spinney and that's enough for me. Oscar wasn't especially grouchy today, but he did frighten one child. LOL! He went away for a while and came back later. It was very cute. Oscar told one kid that even a smile like his could make a grouch happy. Dave and Caroll also spoke of remembering Jim Henson today. The whole experience was very moving. Glad I made this signing. I hope there is another fest soon. I haven't stopped smiling since 12:30 today!