Besides meeting Dax Shepard at Hit and Run screening, I met a lot of various hot looking men 😉 Apparently, I am very lucky in spotting and meeting men in San Diego than here in Vancouver! I did briefly mention my encounters in my highlights and recap post but I decided it deserved a longer post on it! (Repost of the pics with Dax below)
It is my Saturday encounters that I felt needed to be blogged about! So, I met Ken Marino when I was heading back from the Extra stage to my hotel. He was in front of where Hall H is. There was a crowd around him and I was curious as to what was happening as I was walking. Immediately, I recognized him. I had to laugh inside and loved the fact he was pretty much wearing the firefighter’s outfit that Joe Manganiello wore. People kept referring to him as the “guy from Magic Mike“. At least there were some people who knew that was Ken or the guy who did Burning Love. Ken was handing out Burning Love calendars and pretty much doing self promotion for Burning Love. I thought the costume was an awesome way of promoting the series too! What was so awful was because the sidewalks were now kind of blocked because everyone was crowding around Ken. The traffic security guy yelled at Ken. It was bad and all I wanted to do was yell back at the guy that he just yelled at a celebrity but the Canadian in me kicked in and of course, Ken took it in as nice as he could by not saying anything. So, I kind of followed to see where Ken was moving to which was how I ended up getting my pic with him! I told Ken how I loved Burning Love 🙂 I was posing with Ken for a while as his friend/PR person? was trying to figure out how to use my camera. It was awesome! Best celeb encounter after. Yes greater than the one with Dax! That was definitely not the end of the “celeb encounters” during that day.
So after meeting Ken, I headed back to the hotel as planned. There is a Starbucks inside the hotel. I had not eaten anything yet and was getting my usual fruit cup and Caramel Macchiato. Grabbing the fruit cup kind of puts you out of the line a bit. As I was grabbing it, I did not look behind. I think it was because I did not realize someone would move closer behind me as I was getting it. All I said was I am sorry really loudly and did not look behind. I knew it was a guy I just did not look behind. It was not until while we were waiting for our drinks that I looked over and noticed who it was, Kyle Newman. It did not dawn on me right away but he was talking a phone call and said “hi this is Kyle..” was when it made me realize I knew who he was. Part of the reason why I did not say hi to Kyle was because I was not 100% sure if it was him but I just knew but I just could not say anything. The thought of the fact I had just stepped on “famous” person’s feet and how it all happened was just way too embarrassing to me that I had no idea what I would say to him besides saying I am sorry again. So, I let it go and did not do anything. It was not until I spotted him again while heading to the elevators on Sunday and I recognized Jaime’s from the back that I knew it was them! Hence, the tweets I sent to Kyle later that day.
You would think that was it for the day but meeting Michael McMillian was pretty much a highlight as well. All thanks to Tina and while she catching up with Michael, she introduced him to me by telling him that I ran like 30 sites. Of course, I was thinking oh crap, this is embarrassing because he has no ideas what these “sites” are on and that some of them are on his friends. I was trying to tell him I “met” him last year while attending the Conversation with Zachary Quinto panel at Nerd HQ panel last year but I don’t think I ever got around to it. I did tell him though that I loved his recent appearance on House Of Lies 😉 And he told me that he loved getting to work with Don Cheadle! What made meeting Michael a highlight was his straight face reaction as he said to me, how can you run so many, you should just run one site. And I literally didn’t know what to say. All I said was “No, it’s ok.” and I was trying not to laugh. After I took a pic of Michael and Tina, I got a pic with Michael. He was too sweet and the exhibition hall was closing soon. I think he made the exception for us since I am pretty sure he turned down some of the people ahead of us. Although, not 100% certain and there were lots of people after us. Oh and Tina took the last copy of True Blood comic with Alexander Skarsgård. It was really sexy!
As I said for Sunday, I met Chad Michael Murray and my younger self came back! I was a huge CMM and OTH fan back in the days. Everyone knew about it. I did a powerpoint presentation on Chad, even had a scrapbook and stuff. It was bad. So I literally really don’t remember what I said besides the fact I told him I loved him on OTH but in reality, I had seen everything he had done back in the day. He asked me how I was enjoying Comic-Con and yea I remember nothing after that. I also feel guilty and tad bit embarrassed that the girl who took the pic of Chad and I took more than one while we were chatting. So in total there was 5 but one pic Chad’s face is blurry. It was amazing way to end meeting celebs at Comic Con for me! Sara and Felicia had to listen to me fan girl over meeting Chad after. Yea.. my younger self came back. Just glad I went with Sara to Arcadia booth. I was hoping to see if Chad doing another signing. So, I was in luck that he was there. I was even questioning myself before I decided to go for it and buy Everlast and meet Chad!
So these are my main celebrities encounters that were also my highlights! I noticed after that I managed to meet celebs that were related to Zach & Kristen (friends/co stars). Lots more to come!