This is a totally belated post, but I would be remiss to let it just go by (like… a hat in the wind?).
The Seattle Public Library had comics events all over town through January, culminating in Comixtravaganza, a big event on January 26 at the Central Branch. I had the honor of being asked to be the keynote speaker, and I gave a talk in the enormous Microsoft auditorium. (That was a link to a Quicktime recording of the entire hour-long talk.) It was a blast.