The problem with thanking people in public, like at a Worldcon Closing Ceremonies or a Guest of Honor Speech, is that you risk offending people either by omission or even by inclusion. I've managed to do this. bindyree takes me to task for this in her comments to my NASFiC Fan Guest of Honor Speech. Lest anyone be able to claim that I'm hushing something up -- who's going to read a thirteen-month-old LJ entry? -- I'm calling it to people's attention currently and apologizing for any offense I gave Brin-Marie by not discussing the several years we lived together and the importance of her work with the MythAdventures Fan Club and other fannish endeavors in which I was involved in that period.