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Psycho-Sofy's picture
Psycho-Sofy
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say something to her at twitter!!! :D

Drehmos
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This would have been my reaction as well...

See also: JEALOUS.

melimsah's picture
melimsah
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So..... if, I dunno, say Felicia Day found out about this encounter because some fans kinda tweeted this @ her... how much would you lose your cool THEN? x_____x

And dude, it's sad day that Wil Wheaton wasn't with her. There was probably a 50% chance of him being with her. Apparently they're like BFFs when they're up there filming Eureka together. (Okay, I watch twitter WAY too much...)

And I've met her! She was the first way-famous not-a-webcomics-artist person I ever met at a convention and I was freaking out about it the whole time I was in line, walked up to her table, and she was like "Hi!" and I was like "Hey!" and she was like "What's up?" and I was like "Oh, nothing much, just meeting my idols." and she was like "I really like your shirt!" and I was like "Oh, thanks!" (It was a Yoda shirt!) and it was totally just like meeting a normal person and it was AWESOME! xD Cuz she really is just a normal person, and really sweet! And TOTALLY a geek just like us, so she'll totally understand, lol!

And not gonna lie - looking back, you'll probably be glad you said something, rather than not.  

John H's picture
John H
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And the geeks shall inherit the earth!

Jam's picture
Jam
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Yeah, I'm usually the type to let an opportunity like this slide due to shyness but I am trying to be less like that kind of person so I forced myself to!

Kurt Johnson
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Good for you!!  Should I link this comic to her facebook page? lol

 

I actually had that happen to me at the House of Blues in Chicago.  We went to see a finnish Cello Metal (yes, it's real, and really awesome) band named Apocalyptica and were then invited into the VIP room.  The members are absolutely insanely talented cellists, and my friend met them all and talked to them.. while I sat by the fireplace "guarding" her purse -_-

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John H
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Speaking of Angry Birds, did you see the mashup of AB and Star Trek TNG? http://youtu.be/HkBws1yx5HA

 

I limit my AB addiction to the house, but even so I will pound away at each screen until I get three stars and any hidden eggs (or the battery dies on my iPod Touch). Now I'm reduced to trying to get total destruction with The Eagle until the next update (so sad)...

 

I get the angst around approaching celebs - how do you show your appreciation without being totally rude? The few times I've been in close proximity to a celebrity I've gone into vapor lock trying to decide what to do. By the time I figure it out they're long gone...

Jam's picture
Jam
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Haha, kinda long but I dig the mashup concept. And it has Riker, so yay ^^

 

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StJason
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I hate, hate, HATE meeting  celebrities and people I admire. Because it always goes like this. I should be all "Here is something witty and sharp that will amuse you so that someday, a year from now when we bump into each other online, you'll go "Oh, yeah. That guy at such-and-such place". Instead, I am always "Mungo... like kitty..." and for months after, I'm always thinking "Did that come off creepy? Do they think I'm some sort of stalker or pervert or something? They didn't reply to me on Twitter... am I blocked now?!?"

 

...stupid celebs.

 

...sorry I didn't get to meet you at Stumptown. Or maybe I'm not...

zem's picture
zem
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Hah! I hear ya.

Emanresu's picture
Emanresu
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That's an amazing RUN AWEH! picture.

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Chica (not verified)
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It's mah fayyyyyyv'rite. The buggy eyes are the best.

LogicMouse's picture
LogicMouse
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I'm so like that too. 

A couple of years ago, I had the chance to meet Jim Butcher, one of my favorite authors, at a book signing. The crowd was huge, and I didn't want to slow things up too much, so I spent my entire wait in line trying to come up with that one pithy phrase, one witty, insightful comment that would make him smile, and maybe even notice me, out of the vast faceless crowd of fanatics. 

All sorts of possibilities went through my head; humorous pop culture references, perceptive commentary on minuscule details from his books, friendly chat about the signing tour. But what actually came out of my mouth, in that one fleeting instant of opportunity? 

"You're cool!"

God, I'm such a dork.

John H's picture
John H
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My friends and I stood in line to meet Christopher Moore, and as we were getting near the front of the line I noticed this toy camel with a bedouin riding it. The saddle had this oversized pommel, so that it looked like the rider was sporting a huge erection. So of course I just HAD to show this to the author.

The poor guy probably had no idea what I was trying to show him - I'm sure he thought, "Why is this guy showing me a toy camel?" He was a good sport about it though. Now the camel has become a gag gift we give back and forth...

Jimmy O'Dwyer
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Turns out Felicia has found out about it and reposted it on her Twitter (http://twitter.com/feliciaday).

 

I met with Tim Schafer at PAX East this year, it was the single-most nervous experience I have had to suffer. Especially as I was in queue for a Double Fine game and he was off to the side talking and I had the same mental arguement on whether I should bother him or not, I did end up talking to him and it was good, I even got a signature on my 3-day pass. Posterity!

Daniela Figueiredo
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Now you need to do one that shows your reaction when you saw that Felicia tweeted about this! hehe

Jam's picture
Jam
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I was really tired because last night we had to drive all the way from Portland....

greg's picture
greg
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I don't know who Felicia Day is, but I think this is the greatest Wasted Talent comic EVAR!

melimsah's picture
melimsah
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AUGH! Now I feel stupid for not @ mentioning you on that tweet, Jam! x____x But.... HA! I WIN!!!! http://twitter.com/feliciaday/status/60018488160428033 BOO YA!

(Sorry if that's totally the opposite of what you wanted. XD Felicia Day is good at seeing my tweets, apparently....)

melimsah's picture
melimsah
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(AUGH! Everyone in the twitterverse thinks I'm you!!!! x_____x Brain... frying... undeserved... credit! So, when this day is over and all the tweets are in, I'm capturing them and emailing them to you, because these responses are wonderful!)

Jam's picture
Jam
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Thank you so much! ^^ 

Princess-of-Shadows's picture
Princess-of-Shadows
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Felica Day is pretty awesome :D

I remember when I got to meet my favorite voice actor, Quinton Flynn. My friends and I waited in line for an hour to get his autograph and when he finished signing for me I asked for a hug. He said "Yeah! Sure!" and gave me a big hug. It was pretty awesome.

General Specific's picture
General Specific
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*anxiously holds breath, waiting for Felicia day to post on the comments section*

 

 

*passes out*

bekah's picture
bekah
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My friend and I did almost exactly the same thing to Amanda Tapping during V-Con a few years ago. 

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samanthapants
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At Emerald City Comic Con this year I was in line to meet Jeph Jacques... When it was just about to be my turn I realized I had no idea what to say to him and I didn have enough left to get a print or something. I wandered out of line and hoped he didn't even notice me.

Internet-famous people are more nerve-wracking to me than most regular famous people.

Jam's picture
Jam
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I kind of understand, even *I* get nervous meeting other webcomickers sometimes!!

deggerman's picture
deggerman
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I would have done something similar to this, except screaming "WHAT DOES JOSS WHEDON SMELL LIKE?!?"

Mortosdersoulstealer's picture
Mortosdersoulstealer
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I would almost guarenteed react the same way...unless I was at a convention!!!

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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Oh my goodness, what a fuss!

I can't claim to be an 'expert' at meeting celebs, although I've worked with enough over the years, had a big-international-name one as a friend for a long time until he died (no I'm not saying who in public) and a few things have become pretty clear. The main one is that you should treat them like people, believe it or not...

So if you are wondering about approaching one in a queue, then for heavens' sake don't put them at a disadvantage. You know who they are, but they have absolutely no idea who you are - so at least say your name, and do it upfront. First name will do, obviously. Proffer a hand if appropriate, and *try* not to say anything stupid... and keep it short. Most people have no idea how to terminate a conversation with any rapidity, although a lot of celebs do - because they've practiced. Generally it's not intended as a put-down; it's just so that they can get on with their lives, in spite of continuous interruptions.

And if you can possibly manage it, don't collect autographs.

Then, *perhaps* you don't become a twitter victim! (OTOH, it makes for a good cartoon, so maybe I'd have to make an exception this time.)

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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Oh my goodness, what a fuss!

I can't claim to be an 'expert' at meeting celebs, although I've worked with enough over the years, had a big-international-name one as a friend for a long time until he died (no I'm not saying who in public) and a few things have become pretty clear. The main one is that you should treat them like people, believe it or not...

So if you are wondering about approaching one in a queue, then for heavens' sake don't put them at a disadvantage. You know who they are, but they have absolutely no idea who you are - so at least say your name, and do it upfront. First name will do, obviously. Proffer a hand if appropriate, and *try* not to say anything stupid... and keep it short. Most people have no idea how to terminate a conversation with any rapidity, although a lot of celebs do - because they've practiced. Generally it's not intended as a put-down; it's just so that they can get on with their lives, in spite of continuous interruptions.

And if you can possibly manage it, don't collect autographs.

Then, *perhaps* you don't become a twitter victim! (OTOH, it makes for a good cartoon, so maybe I'd have to make an exception this time.)

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