This is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.
This is another of those special "Friendly Encounters." I love this picture for many reasons.
I was scheduled to cover Wizard World in Columbus, Ohio and my family decided to join me there to visit our cousins for the first time in many years. That alone made the trip memorable.
My sister Nancy "volunteered" to help me at Wizard World. One of the peole we met was Mark Metcalf, known for his role as "Master" on Buffy and for being "The Maestro" on Seinfeld.
I got my picture with Metcalf and we talked a bit. Then his attention turned to Nancy. He offered her a free picture and autograph. That's a bit unusual, although very nice. Before we left, he gave us both hugs, although I think mine was more obligatory.
Nancy and the Maestro! Who would have thought?!
Nancy Blais and Mark Metcalf in Columbus, OH-October 2011.