Turns out there were oodles of other famous people there. Anya from Buffy (Xander's girlfriend). Some old school wrestlers. Comic book illustrators and writers. The dad's personal assistant from Silver Spoons. That chick from America's Next Top Model who married that guy from the Brady Bunch. And hopefully Michael or Jim will comment and remind me who the little dude in the scooter was... when we were in the lobby... it wasn't Mini-Me... who was it?
I'm so starstruck, can't you tell? But there was a definite electricity about it- even though I was clueless as to who all these people were. I did think it was cool when Jim and I were walking to the restaurant and some guy points to him and goes "Hey! You're the Dazzler guy! Cool!" And apparently, right after we parted ways, a fan stopped him and asked to have a picture taken together. I ate a meal with a famous dude!
But my favorite part of the morning was when my mom spotted Superman. Not really. But everyone walks around in t-shirts showing off various comic book characters. My kids were starting to fall apart. Zach was needing a lot of distraction. This guy comes walking past in huge sunglasses, wearing a classic Superman shirt (the big S on his chest), pulling his suitcase behind him. My mom immediately starts pointing and saying "Look Zachy! Superman! There's Superman! Zachy! Do you see Superman?" Loudly, excitedly. As I would have if I were the one holding my wiggly boy. I turn to make eye contact with the wearer of the shirt as he passes next to us... wanting to give him a little smile as a thank you for wearing a shirt my boy would appreciate... some eye contact as a minor apology for the attention my mom is drawing to him.
Turns out... it was this guy...
I'm thinking he maybe didn't so much mind being called Superman. Probably one of the nicer things he's heard when someone's pointing at him and loudly exclaiming.
For the record (just to prove that I'm not totally pop culture ignorant- even if Jim and Michael totally had to feed me these names): Lou Ferrigno, Gil Gerard, Michael Hogan, Edward James Olmos, Todd Bridges, Emma Caulfield, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Adrianne Curry, Erin Gray. I really don't remember who the little guy in the scooter was. Ack! But from the comic creation realm: Jimmy Chueng (Young Avengers artist), Mark Millar (writer), and Chris Yost (writer). And, of course, my writing friend, Jim McCann. Jim- you need a Wikipedia page.