Those of us that burned the midnight oil were greatly rewarded when Mr. Doctorow stepped into Second Life for his second visit. After a little account snafu, he showed up in the proverbial “white shirt” default avatar.
Roughly ten people showed up throughout the evening to greet Mr. Doctorow - a far more focused group than his last visit (http://secondlife.blogs.com/nwn/2005/07/index.html). This was due in part to the event being hosted at so ackward a time; 11 AM UTC, which meant most American users were not able to attend.
For those unable to attend, the chatlog is available here (http://forums.secondlife.com/showthread.php?t=69905).