Hey everybody. One thing I've noticed about the family is that we tend to be pretty close and like to share what's going on in our lives. Well I though it might be kind of neat to share stories about stories about some of the interesting things that have happened in our lives. Some can be good, some can be bad some can be just funny. Go ahead and have fun with it .
I'll start us off with one of the coolest things that ever happened to me.
Ever since I was about 12 I was a huge fan of Japanese animation (or anime), and found it an inspiration for my armature writing. About 11 years ago I got together with an illustrator and we created the "Otaku Hero", a stereotyped super anime nerd who has misadventures trying to live up to his favorite animated heros. He fought gangs while running to the video game store, he got lost for days on his quest for pocky (a popular Japanese snack), all sorts of misadventures that usually end up with him being a lovable looser. Well this got a bit popular at our local anime convention and we got an invite to create a story anthology to be sold at several conventions across the country.
It was amazing I was living out one of my dreams. I went to Chicago, Seattle, New York, L.A., all kinds of cities selling and signing my book.
One day I'm sitting at my table signing books and chatting with fans about various anime things, when I look up and my favorite voice actress of all time was standing before me asking for an autograph. Now this lady wasn't just a great voice actress, she was also beautiful, I'm not ashamed to admit I had a bit of a celebrity crush on her at the time. Well we get to talking and she decides to join me at the table and do some of her own autographs so we can talk. The next thing I know we're sitting at dinner still talking. We spent all night chatting it up and laughing. I had gone from distant admirer to friend of one of my favorite stars ever.
The next day the convention was over and we went our separate ways. Now we still talk, but have never got to meet up again. That was still one of the coolest things that ever happened to me.