Yes, I did misattribute the McSweeney's tour Update from Philadelphia to Editor Eli Somebody, instead of to Matthias Schwartz. No excuse to be made.
The point I made stands, however. I doubt very much that Matthias would have made his offer without first clearing things with Eli. After all, it was Eli's reading. The idea presented to me was to have a photo opportunity, with myself and Eli shaking hands. Would Eli not have approved this beforehand?
As we can see by his writing the piece, Matthias seems to be in tight with the McSweeney's people-- kind of surprising.