I'm at Norwescon, working hard and having fun, so this will be brief.
The most interesting thing I've heard today came from editor Lou Anders. On the Steampunk panel, the question of whether Steampunk is science fiction or not came up, and he said: "If Steampunk is science fiction, then science fiction is doing all right currently. If it's not, then science fiction is in bad shape."
Shown above: Legendary ornithopter pilot Eileen Gunn. Mess with Texas if you must, but don't mess with her.