Thursday, October 1, 2009

American Canadian Idol!

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.

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He was Captain Hammer in the hilarious Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog.

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He was Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the Firefly Series.

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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.

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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.

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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.


12 comments:

  1. OOOH!!! I like him! I never tied him together, although I saw all those shows. I watch "Castle" just for him. Sad, huh? But a good celebrity crush! And next time, try season. As in, "you made my fall", "you made my summer". Intense, but not as intense as "life". :-)

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  2. How awesome! I love celebrity moments like these. And the handshake idea as brilliant since you got to touch him in a non-stalker way LOL.

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  3. You are just too funny Julie!!!!
    I actually went to the same high school as Nathan here in Edmonton....His older brother Jeff (I think he's a Principal or Vice Principal here in the city) is my age and was with me while Nathan is a wee bit younger and went with my husband, Their Mom "Cookie" (yes, she was only Mrs. Fillion in class) was my English teacher.
    It's not uncommon to run into Nathan in the summer months around town.....and you might even see him doing some sort of improv with local comedy groups.
    You should see if you can find any you-tube searches of his stint as Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live......he really looks young there! I was always partial to Caleb though......loved the raw EVIL!

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  4. Fiona, can you email me? journeytofamily@me.com I'm dying to continue the conversation, and I know another person who went to that high school that you might know.

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  5. That's so cool! I think the only thing I've seen him in is Waitress with Keri Russell.

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  6. That is too cool! It was well worth the wait! I'm so happy for you.

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  7. i am very excited for you...my son has firefly and the movie...he loved the series and was totally miffed when it got cancelled. I am happy you had a great moment...

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  8. you are so cool, fangirl! you crack me up..that is such an awesome story! :)

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  9. Don't feel bad, I sometimes think "you made my life" to celebrities I meet too...
    what?
    Rolling with this one, Julie-- how did I miss this post?

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  10. That is hilarious. I always freeze when I meet celebrities!

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  11. I am SOOOOOO freaking jealous I can't stand it. That is SOOOOOO awesome. I love him. I'm sure he didn't think you were nerdy. He probably thought you had some might good street cred:)

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  12. I had never heard of him until Castle, but my husband and I are in LOVE with that show! I think my husband gets more excited than me!

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