The “I’ve met” list
Growing up, my dad always told me stories about these amazing celebrities that he ran into constantly right in his own home town: Brooklyn, NY. It used to fascinate me that he would point out someone on my TV screen that I idolized and just say “I remember the first time I bumped into Eddie Murphy…” I was obsessed with his stories and continuously milked him for details on what they were like in real life. Of course, I’ve grown up a lot since then, met more celebrities than I can remember sometimes and am on own path to work in the industry someday. So needless to say, I’m more than aware that celebrities are just regular people. Still, when I hear a celebrity that inspires me is in the area, I don’t pass up on an opportunity to have my moment with them. And I’d probably be lying if I said there aren’t ANY actors/musicians I internally fangirl over. But perhaps the most fulfilling part about it all is to go back and tell my stories to other fans who haven’t gotten an opportunity to meet that idol of theirs and are just dying to know what they’re like.
Which is why I thought I’d construct this masterlist of people I’ve had the opportunity to meet! If you see an idol of yours on here, feel free to message me and ask all about HOW I got to meet them, my best advice on how YOU can meet them, and just how they were in person :) I’ll continue to add people as I remember/meet new ones. So, without further adieu..
Who I’ve met:
(* means I’ve met them more than once)
Sean Patrick Flanery
Richard Speight Jr*
Lou Taylor Pucci
Billie Joe Armstrong
Eveyone in New Found Glory
Everyone in Bowling For Soup
Robert Downey Jr.
Jon Bon Jovi
And uh, Max Bemis held my hand one time.
I was close enough to see Paul McCartney and Paul Rudds sweat drip down their faces when my friends and I saw a Saturday Night Live dress rehearsal. We saw McCartney joke around with the techs before skits started and then later prepare his instruments. We saw Paul Rudd get quickly changed multiple times and then later headbang to Paul McCarntneys mashup of “Give Peace A Chance/A Day In The Life” in the crowd like one of the fans (because he was one.) It was pretty great.
Welp, there ya have it! My master list. Fun times. Feel free to bother me about details if you’re ever really curious about an experience. Or don’t. Either or. You have free will and stuff. That is all. Love you creepily.
Holy new messages, Batman!
The stories are coming, I promise! The craziness is finally winding down! Here’s what I’m gunna do! I’m finishing my Misha master post now. Once I’m done with that it’s all up to you. Message me the name of an actor/actress/panel/tv show cast/event/whatever and I will tell you all about my experience with it/them. I already live tweeted everything that happened so people who want details about specific things just have to ask and I will make a post. I don’t wanna clog up everyone’s dash with stuff no one would be interested in, yanno?
Here are the people I spent anywhere from two to fifteen minutes with: Jim Beaver, Mark Sheppard, Samantha Ferris, Julie Mcniven, Christopher Heyerdahl, Julie Benz, Michael Rosenbaum, James Marsters, Nicholas Brendon, Wil Wheaton, Sam Huntington, Sam Witwer, Felicia Day, Chris Gauthier, Colin Ferguson, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Englund, Tom Felton, Rider Strong, Brett Spiner, and Lou Ferrigno. I only high fived Sean Patrick Flannery and briefly said hi to (and wasn’t a fan of) Eliza Dushku so I can’t really make a post about them. I will gladly talk about everything else. Sound good? Alright…I’m ready.
Rape my ask box.
HOME FROM DRAGONCON
I’M BACK, BABYDOLL. And I have nothing to do today but tell you guys ALL. ABOUT. IT. And there is some GOOD stuff, too. This weekend was absolutely flawless and I don’t know HOW I got so lucky. I had extended time with everyone I wanted to meet and even people I didn’t care for meeting originally but was glad I did. And I barely spent a dime!
But I need feedback from you guys…there’s A LOT of stuff. Like, my 3 days of Misha alone would get it’s own slot. That’s why I mostly tweeted everything for people who just wanted highlights but there was a lot more to each. So what would you guys rather me do… a.) make master posts about EACH DAY, b.) master posts about EACH PERSON, c.) master posts about each CAST (including their panel if I saw it), d.) VIDEO explanations of each person, e.) VIDEO explanations of each cast (including their panel if I saw it), or f.) just let you guys message me a name/panel/event and if you want a written response or video response to it with my experience?
I’M EXPLODING WITH STORIEEEESSS I CAN’T EVENNNN.
To the people asking me if I’m sure I’m playing actual Misha in WWF
Yes, I watched him plug my name into his phone and we played some of it while we were together. His username is NOT “MishaCollins” like everyone thinks it is. He said that person is a fake. His name is actually much more of what you’d expect a Misha username to be, but I’m not sure if I’m allowed to tell people it or not? I’ll ask him tomorrow when I see him.
Basically, I hung out with Mish so many times this weekend that he calls me by name when he see’s me and every time he’s like “dude, why the hell are you taking so long to make your move? I can’t play words with friends at this slow pace it’s KILLING me!” And I’m like “Mish…I’M BEATING YOU!” And he says he has a strategy and that “you’re going down in flames, you’ll see.”
I promise you I’ll give you the full stories along with my stories about my experience with the rest of the cast, Wil Wheaton, Sam Huntington, Felicia Day, Michael Rosenbaum, Julie Benz, Christopher Lloyd, James Marsters, Nicholas Brendon, Rider Strong and a few more that I met/panels I saw. TONIGHT, with pictures, when I get back home. I promise. If you wanna know a little bit about each of those stories check my Twitter: @Jenna_Ration.