Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities. With Days of the Dead returning to Chicago November 22-24, today is a Friend Encounter: Days of the Dead edition.
Today is another Friend Encounter that I witnessed. It is also another Friend Encounter featuring two celebrities, one of whom is also my friend, although author Michael West would eschew the celebrity label.
Legendary actress made her Days of the Dead debut in Indianapolis last July. The veteran actress starred in epic movies including Body Heat, Romancing the Stone and others. She also had a recurring role on tv's Friends as Chandler's drag queen father.
I first met and interviewed Michael at a Days many years ago and have followed his career since. I always bug him for a picture whenever I run into him and he politely obliges.
Michael has written many books, including the Legacy of the Gods series. He's also written short stories and articles. Several of his books reside on my book shelf. I am a big fan of his work and of the man himself. Over the years, I always look forward to catching up with him at Days in Indy, his hometown.
It's always fun for me to see celebrities excited about meeting other celebrities. Michael was very happy to meet Turner, as were the rest of her fans. Michael also met several other of his favorites and I will feature more of those in the future.
Check out DaysoftheDead.com for more info including the celebrity list. I don't know if Michael will be there, but it is certainly possible you will see him in the crowd. If you miss him, you can always go to ByMichaelWest.com.
Kathleen Turner and Michael West in Indianapolis, IN-July 2019.