While I spent most of my time at FandomFest 2013 at my table in the vendor's hall or on the various literary panels, I did slip out to briefly meet and get a photos with several of the guest celebrities.
|Adrian Paul signing a Katana |
for the Stan Lee Foundation
Now, I've not met a lot of television celebrities, but compared to most, he was friendly, at ease, and appreciative of his fans, addressing them and making them feel at ease.
Unfortunately I missed the Q&A panel with Adrian Paul. Folks told me it was a great panel.
|Adrian Paul and Me|
I also got the chance to briefly meet Jewel Staite (Firefly)and get a photo.
|Jewel Staite and Me|
Okay, some folks might say, "Hey, their actors. They could've been faking it." Maybe, but their smiles lingered even when the fan(s) they were intereacting with had turned away.
My complaint was that people were rushed through. Unless you made a point to say a thing or two, and engage, you were ushered in and ushered out by the photo op people. Even then it was more like a pressing assembly line than anything else. Other conventions I've attended, it wasn't like that.