I went to a talk by John Reynolds, which was associated with him receiving an award named after Dana Scott. Given that they are already well-known superstars in our department here, the whole business seemed rather self-congratulatory, but I'll be damned if Bob Harper didn't give one of the most stirring "here I am introducing the guy who's introducing the guy" talks I've ever heard. (Although he talks so fast it's kind of like he's a robot who learned to perfectly imitate human speech...) Awards seem hollow until you realize just how much amazing work these folks have done, and how much they all mutually owe each other in terms of productive collaboration.
John in particular has this reputation for always being 30 years ahead of his time — there are untold numbers of CS research paper bibliographies that go like So & So 95', Wossface et al. '98, Reynolds '79 — so Dana asked jokingly after John's talk how we're supposed to find his current notes 30 years from now. The title of this entry was his answer.