And I'm definitely not the target for the joke about no one having heard of Sean Cunningham. The man directed Spring Break, ferchrissake!
So then coming home, I happen into Shock and Awesomeness by Marc Savlov, about Stephen Romano, his book Shock Festival and including a note on him appearing at Austin Books at the same time I was watching the silliness.
Checking out the Shock Festival site only made it clearer how wrong my decision was. I wish I had a copy of the book. I wish I'd gotten a chance to meet this guy.