Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.
I met John J. Jackson at Days of the Dead where he was part of the DotD crew. John is one of the many great folks I have met at Days of the Dead over the years.
In addition to working with and meeting celebrities, John is active on the entertainment scene. He has worked as a producer, an associate producer and even as an actor, including an appearance in Candie's Harem, starring our friend Portia Chellelynn,
More importantly, John is a good guy. I always like seeing John at Days. People like John are part of the big convention family. I love meeting celebrities, but seeing my con friends is also a major part of my convention experience.
Another part of my con experience over the years has been actress Traci Lords. I have met Traci many times and she is one of my con favorites. You know you've seen a celebrity a lot, when they recognize you and even know you by name.
Days is scheduled for later this month (November 20-22) and I hope to see John, many of my other con friends and maybe even Traci there. It's been too long since I have seen my con family.
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John J. Jackson and Traci Lords in Indianapolis, IN-March 2015.