Someone lied to me tonight. They told me I'm not a "Real Speaker" here at the GeekCruise. I wonder what I am, then. I came under the premise of giving a talk as a speaker.
I'm a victim of the politics and class system I don't believe in.
I won't get jaded, that would be taking 17 steps backward. Instead I'll realize that, just because I'm not a Name(tm) to this person, I still had fun giving my talk. I guess I just wish I wasn't suprised at the Speaker Q&A, I would have liked to have been warned that I wouldn't be participating. I feel kinda like a dork for being excited and telling folks (like my wife and boss) that I'd be doing it.
Perhaps at the next conference I'll be able to do the things that "Real Speakers" do.