I finally met Justine Curvengen and bought an autographed copy of This is the Sea 4 from her! At $27 it was an awesome deal. Plus the pizza and beer at the premiere was free, so it was an all around great experience. Also spotted at the event: Leon Somme and Shawna Franklin, George Gronseth, and Nigel Foster.
Ricardo got into a nice long chat with Nigel Foster without knowing who he was, then proceeded to tell him all about the kayak he was designing.
I tried to tell Ricardo: "You know, Nigel has also designed a few kayaks himself." But he didn't get the hint and kept right on talking.
Afterwards I filled him in on who he had been talking to.
"Oh, you mean he was that Nigel!" Boy did he feel stupid.