If you were to ask me who the one person I'd like to meet and get an autograph from, I'd say Nathan Fillion. Even Marshall has a mancrush on him.
Don't you dare ask me who Nathan Fillion is! Ok, if you don't know who he is, he's an actor.
He was the bad guy (Caleb) in the last season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
He was Captain Hammer in the hilarious Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog.
He was Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the Firefly Series.
In fact, if you want to find out who he is, rent the Firefly series. It's only 14 episodes, but it's 14 episodes of AWESOME. And after that, you can watch the Firefly movie (Serenity) which takes place after the end of the series.
Currently Nathan Fillion is starring in Castle on ABC playing Richard Castle, a murder mystery author who shadows a police detective for research on his new book, which he's basing his main character after.
In the series, he talks about the book he's writing, called "Heat Wave". Well they actually made it into a real book, which was released on Tuesday. It's totally written up as if Richard Castle is a real author. They even have a trailer for the book release.
What's even crazier is that Nathan Fillion was actually doing a "Richard Castle" book signing event the day of the book release. Where, you ask? Oh, at my local Borders Bookstore. *thud*
Tuesday morning at 10am Borders started handing out bracelets with the purchase of the book. The bracelet would ensure you would have a place in the book signing line. So I showed up at Borders at 5:30am. Uh huh. So it turns out no one was there when I got there. In fact people didn't start to line up until 9:30am. I could've slept in and shown up at 9:30 and still had the same spot in line. *shakes head*
ANYWAY, I went home with my book & bracelet and somehow tried to function. Oh yeah, I forgot to say I only slept an hour and 1/2 the night before.
The book signing was at 8pm, so I showed up at 6pm to get a good place in line. There were already about 40 people in line in front of me. Good thing I got there early though because by the time the book signing started, there were hundreds of people there, and Borders had sold out of all their copies of the book, including the displays.
We weren't allowed to take posed pics with him, which I understand since it would take a lot longer, but we were allowed to take pics of him ourselves.
He was awesome and gracious and funny and really cool to his fans. I got to talk to him for about 30 seconds while he signed my book, since they moved us through the line so quickly. He made up his own special handshake a while back, so after he signed my book I asked if we could do that. He immediately put his hand up and we did the hand thing. SO cool.
After the hand gesture thing, I said "Thank you. You made my... (and then I tried to think of what to say while he looked me in the eye, waiting my answer. I'm thinking 'day'? I can't say he made my day, that's lame. 'month'? that's lame too. I could see I had taken way too much time pausing in the middle of my sentence so I said, "... life."
Seriously. "you made my life"??? Whatever cool points I had before that, were completely gone after that fangirl brainfart.
Anyway, I can die happy now. I met, touched (in a perfectly appropriate way!) and got the autograph of my FAVORITE ACTOR.
Now how my body feels now after waiting in line for 6 and 1/2 hours (total) is a completely different story.