Contender for my favorite few minutes of Dragon Con:
Tweet at Paul & Storm to find out where the hell their merch table is, because the Dragon Con Marriott is a nightmare. Either [P] or [S] promptly tweet back the location (“woot”) so I then head over to said merch table.
I notice Len Peralta is at the same merch table (who I’ve just met an hour earlier and is a wonderfully nice human being), so I say hello to Mr. Peralta. After purchasing some Geek a Week cards and a book, I scoot over to Mr. Storm. I ask Mr. S what panels they have upcoming and he mentions something about a Learning Channel panel which I’m guessing is a new network based on Learning Town but I’m also guessing might be a mistake so I fight the urge to ask because I don’t want to be that guy so I instead simply purchase a fancy t-shirt. While buying this fancy t-shirt, I notice a man who I think is Mike Phirman (musician/goofball extraordinaire who I greatly admire) that is sitting at the same table on the other side of Len Peralta. So more scooting ensues to the other side of the table…
“Hi, are you Mike Phirman?”
…at this moment as I’m reaching over to shake hands I’m also noticing a pile of CDs for sale in front of me that have the name Molly Lewis written on them and I look slightly behind the pile of CDs and realize the person sitting next to Mike Phirman is internet super fun awesome internet musical “celebrity” Molly Lewis and I can’t stop myself from blurting out…
“WHOA YOU’RE MOLLY LEWIS!”
I will skip the next couple minutes of my brain trying to pick up the pieces of introductory conversation with a startled Mike Phirman and Molly Lewis at their merchandise table. I can only add that Molly Lewis was kind enough not to charge me when I tried to PAY HER A SECOND TIME FOR THE CDS I BOUGHT FROM HER 10 SECONDS EARLIER.
I’m confident this went as smoothly as it could have possibly gone.