Friendly Encounters is a weekly series featuring my friends who have met celebrities.
Keenan and Kaelin sounds like it could be a wacky television sitcom. The picture below would be the perfect ad for it, too. Actually, both of them are characters in life. This could be a real sitcom, just following their adventures together and apart.
When we were entering Wizard World Chicago last year, Jack spotted Kaelin near the entrance. The con hadn't even officially started and Kaelin was there entertaining the masses in his role as "Convention Host." That began a weekend of our paths crossing and intertwining.
I have previously written several times about how great Kaelin was at Wizard World. The Convention Host can be a symbolic title, but Kaelin dove into the role and was a major hit every day. I honestly do not remember seeing him not working. He was amazing.
Equally amazing in his own right was Jack, who often helps me as a photographer. He earned the nickname "Sniper" from Luke Perry and he truly lives up to that monicker. Jack rarely misses a picture and often times gets me shots I would have missed completely, like with Kaelin.
It was a lot of fun working with these two and I hope to do it again this summer. I know Jack is in. Now, we just have to get Kaelin back on board!
Jack Keenan and Kato Kaelin in Rosemont, IL-August 2017.