It all tidied off today and he's on the way to Sydney to spend some time with his brother (who's also a heck of a nice guy and chatted to us over lunch today). He signed books and posters for people, and then came to the pub with us for a few hours. He dealt with people getting photos taken with him well, he spent time talking to everyone he could, and the only time he was ever really tense was when the media was in the room. He extended a honest invitation for all of the people attending to contact him if they were ever in New York during autumn and he'd let them sit in on one of the weekly masters reviews at Yale - he also gave his personal contact details and said he'd really like to see our progress.
Honestly a humbling experience - great work just seems to come from working hard and being unnaturally committed, and that's what he's done.