Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.
Flashback Weekend returns August 5-7 for its special 20th anniversary event. As usual, I'll be "On the Beat" meeting the celebs, vendors and creative folks.
Actress Shawnee Smith was one of the most popular celebrity guests at Flashback Weekend 2021. Smith has a lengthy resume, but might be best-known for Becker or Anger Management.
My convention buddy Mitch met Smith last year. Mitch and I probably have been crossing paths for years, but it was only the last couple I actually got to know him a bit.
I am sure Mitch will be at Flashback Weekend 2022 and I know I will definitely be there. I'll be "On the Beat" reporting back here, on GlobalTravelerUSA.com and Patch.com.
Shawnee Smith and Mitch Ell in Rosemont, IL-August 2021.