Jonathan Bellman, of Dial M for Musicology was also at Reactions to the Record. He posts evocatively about the experience of the conference; I agree with him about absolutely everything.
However, I need to tell you that his playing, which he modestly passes over, was great. He played a Schubert Moment Musicaux (lovely), his own painstaking transcription of Scott Joplin's embellished piano-roll version of Maple Leaf Rag (jaunty), and, best of all, a fabulously blue rendition of Gershwin's Piano Prelude No. 2, moody, dark, full of rubato. I am not much of a Gershwin fan, but this I loved.
Did we recognize each other as fellow bloggers? Well, no, not until after it was all over, when he mentioned Dial M in passing and I said "I link to you!"