So today I went and waited in line to get signatures. I don't usually do that, 'cause it just isn't my thing.
I know that Bob would like a signed photo of Nathan Fillion, and my kids would like to get a picture of Alan Tudik.
So I stood in line and when I got to Nathan Fillion, he looked at the slip of paper which told him who to personalize it. He asked "Where's Bob?"
I said: "He's in Minneapolis Minnesota."
Nathan said "Why isn't BOB here?"
I said "He's got stuff to do."
Nathan: "On a Sunday?"
Suffice to say that Nathan kept asking questions 'til he basically had a summary of Bob's life story as far as I know it. He wishes you well, Bob. And there's a nice signed photo of Nathan on it's way home to you.
I told Alan Tudic the story of how Grasshopper needed to take a few minutes alone in his room to collect himself after viewing Serenity. He was really gracious and sweet.
I expected that they would be pleasant and polite but efficient and keep the line moving. I never expected them to take extra time to draw someone out and have a real converseation.
It was nice.