Today, in her lunchtime address as the Mistress of Ceremonies at the 35th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, Connie Willis referred to me as “leadfoot” (without good cause, I should add).
People in the audience thought she had said “webfoot”.
So now it is generally believed that I am descended from the fish people of Innsmouth.
This is what happens when somebody as powerful as Connie Willis uses her tremendous clout in the service of evil instead of good.
Let this be a lesson to us all.