I forgot that I met Brad Bird last year! (though I can't compare to you, Flip. MIYAZAKI?! *dies*)
At any rate, RISD had a screening of The Incredibles and Brad flew in for Q&A, a lecture, autographs, etc. He is an amazing, smart, grounded and wonderful man and he deserves everything he's worked for ^__^
I dropped the ball though - when I was talking to him, I was too flustered to ask him to visit Hasbro for a tour (they made toys for The Incredibles)... woulda been sweet to see him another time and show him around.