Well, I got over that pretty quickly, as I soon heard some other people start talking. I listened to their conversation, and when one of them needed to go home, I threw my sign out to see if the other person would pick it up and chat a bit. Sure enough, KE4FCW was happy to chat with me for a bit. He was one of the instructors for the class, and the class organizer. Soon, we were joined by K4HC (one of the other instructors) and N4BYU (one of the volunteer examiners). I chatted with them for a little less than ten minutes before signing off. It really was pretty neat to be able to do that.
Anyway, it's fun meeting these guys and chatting with them. I'm really looking forward to getting to know the local guys better, and get more involved in the hobby.