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My biggest claim to fame was having a nice long chat with a dapper older gentleman in the bar at a con, and not twigging until about twenty minutes in that he was actually one of the con guests...
My mother used to be a professor at UC Santa Cruz. She went to a faculty mixer, and started talking to a charming older gentleman. She missed his name, but she thought he was nice.

Someone later asked her how she enjoyed her conversation with Tom Lehrer...
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My main reason for wanting to meet anyone famous was to be able to look them in the eye and thank them for all the pleasure they've given me with their acting/writing/singing over the years. I have also never gone up to anyone when they're not working i.e. in an autograph queue, book signing, whatever. On the odd occasion I've seen someone famous out and about I let them be; they're as entitled to time off as I am, and bothering someone during their time off is Not Nice.[/QUOTE]

*snicker* I know a bunch of authors, and have been an occasional con author wrangler. I am currently sitting here with lavender hair courtesy of a bottle of custom hair dye one of my favorite authors sent me. I have met and in one memorable instance fallen off a ladder into the arms of an actor - most actors are pretty nice people when you treat them like regular people. The ones who want you to worship them tend to have ego issues Running into random actors seems genetic, my mom kept rounding corners in NY and body checking various actors/singers =) She 'ran into' Alfred Drake 4 times, he finally invited her to have coffee with him, he was joking that it took him 4 times and a year to get up enough nerve to ask her to coffee
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A friend of mine had gone into a music shop/guitar store. The owner was talking with an older gentleman who was jamming on a guitar. My friend listened for a while. Between numbers, my friend compliments him on his playing and asked if he is in a band. The guy hesitates and says "Yeah." Little while later, the owner says "Gary, can I get you something to drink?" My friend turned to the guy and asks, "Gary? Gary Rossington?" and preceded to look for a hole to crawl into.

A few year ago, The Wife and I went to NY. A couple she knows moved there so that he could get into the NY theater. They know a few people, and set us up for a backstage tour with one of the minor actors. He is a real pretty boy, gay as the day is long, but the fangirls are crazy about him. Oh, the looks we got when we told the doorman who we were there to see.
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My biggest claim to fame was having a nice long chat with a dapper older gentleman in the bar at a con, and not twigging until about twenty minutes in that he was actually one of the con guests;
Had a similar experience at a con. Waiting for a panel, started talking with a woman and her partner about the subject matter -- Lupin III. I didn't catch on until the panel actually started, that it was actually Ellyn Stern and Richard Epcar (Daisuke Jigen) I was talking to.
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