Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities. With Days of the Dead coming to Chicago November 22-24, this is a special Friend Encounters Dys of the Dead edition.
Troy Babbs is one of the nicest people I have ever met. I originally got to know him from Days of the Dead events, but we have also gone to other comic cons over the years. Troy is a lot of fun and has also been a lot of help with my various coverage.
As I have previously written, Troy is no longer part of the DotD crew and that makes me sad. I miss seeing his smiling face at those events. Still, I enjoy following his exploits on social media. He is always good for a laugh, feel good moment or cool celebrity picture.
I also look forward to seeing Troy at Squared Circle Expo coming to Indianapolis next year. Not much information is out yet, but it is going to be a great event. Stay tuned here for updates on that future event, as I will be "On the Beat" when it happens.
As for Troy's celebrity encounters, he met David Howard Thornton at DotD Chicago last year. Of the encounter, Troy said, "David Howard Thornton from Terrifier was awesome all weekend!! You should have seen him CRUSH Bohemian Rhapsody at karaoke!!" That is typical fun you will experience around Troy.
Go to DaysoftheDead.com for more info on the upcoming Chicago event and all others around the country. Also, follow Days of the Dead on Facebook for more frequent updates.
David Howard Thornton and Troy Babbs in Schaumburg, IL-November 2018.