All the Famous People I've Met...
Over the years, especially due to my work as a journalist, I've met a lot of famous people. Here's a list of all of them I can recall, the circumstances we met, and the articles I wrote about them...
S.M. Stirling-DragonCon 2009. Sci-fi/AH author. Discussed Draka novels with him and found out Samothracians had beaten the Draka in a sleeper-ship-on-sleeper-ship fight (mentioned in Drakon) because their ship was better. I also asked him some questions about his Emberverse novels.
John Ringo-DragonCon 2010. Sci-fi author. I think I inadvertently offended him with a comment I made about his book Ghost , but patched things up.
Mike Huckabee-Presidential candidate. He spoke at a church and I covered it for my old newspaper. I got to ask him a couple of questions beforehand.
Eric Johnson-Georgia gubernatorial candidate. I voted for him in the primary, but he didn't make the runoff.
Ray McBerry-Georgia gubernatorial candidate. Also spoke at a church and I covered it for my old newspaper. He seemed nice enough, but then the scandal broke...
Margaret Weis-Fantasy author. DragonCon, year unknown. I think I was in high school at the time. I'd guess probably 2000, since I think it was pre-9/11.
Sonny Perdue-Former Georgia governor. Spoke to him at an "active adult" residential dedication and at the Georgia capital. He kind of had a high-pitched voice and didn't want to talk--he shook my hand and found other places to go.
Casey Cagle-Georgia Lieutenant Governor. Spoke to him at a press function and asked about Sunday alcohol sales.
Mike Lee-Warhammer 40,000 novelization author. He was really cool and funny.
Hank Klibanoff-He wrote The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation and spoke about investigative reporting at the press function I met Cagle at. I've got a copy of his speech and some notes and I'll blog about it in the near future. I'll also be sure to take a look at the book if the library's got it.
Chief Jay Strongbow-Retired professional wrestler. I did a feature about him for my old newspaper.