A goal I set (maybe a New Year’s Resolution?) towards the end of 2015, I would try to meet at least one “famous person” every month in 2016. I live south of Boston, so there’s always things going on. This goal should be attainable! I had the first six months mostly mapped out…
January: Lindsey Stirling
My friend Jason asked me if I knew who Lindesy Stirling was, I replied that I did not. He sent me a couple links for her videos, I was on board! She’s a violinist with a twist, she wrote a book and was doing a book signing tour. (I’ll go more into her book in a later post.)
My local library started a “Sci fi Book Club”, the first book on the list was “Three Parts Dead” the book one in Max Galdstone’s Craft Sequence series (again more on that book later). To kick off their club, Max came to the library to do a reading and Q&A. I ordered the book from Amazon and had Max sign it.
(I did not get a picture with him for some reason)
March: “No Plan”
This is the only month I didn’t have a plan for, instead I went to Barnes & Noble three Thursdays during the month for a “Game Night” where they featured a new tabletop game each week. We played King of Tokyo, Sheriff of Nottingham (which Eric bought) and Codenames (which I bought) Not a “famous person” but still a great time!
April: PAX East 2016
I didn’t have a specific plan for this, I just knew I’d be meeting all sorts of people. I picked up MC Frontalot’s new album “Question Bedtime” and got it signed. After the Lawbreakers panel (Bosskey’s new FPS PC game, looks awesome!) I met Arjan Brussee and talked about the state video games today (again no pics…). Maybe a separate PAX post is needed…
Joe Hill did a reading/Q&A/signing the day his new book “The Fireman” released at The Brattle theater in Cambridge. I have yet to read it, but I’m looking forward to it!
In June I had back to back Hatebreed shows, Rhode Island on Friday 6/10, Connecticut on Saturday 6/11. I had VIP for the RI show and Ultimate VIP for the CT show. (I’ll be discussing the actual shows in another post)
I had the band sign the vinyl of “The Concrete Confessional” and the Revolver magazine that they’re featured on the cover. (They also had a poster on the table and Jasta had his Monster flats as well).
My plan was to meet the band and get a picture on Friday, print said picture Saturday before the show and have the band sign it Saturday night.
Friday Night (Lupo’s in RI):
With the first six months finished…time to start planning the next six months!
July: Chuck Palahniuk
In July I’ll be meeting Chuck for the 3rd time, this time for Fight Club 2. I met him in 2006 for Haunted and again in 2012 at New York Comic Con for Damned.