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Actually, how I came to follow your blog is kind of a funny story. First, I should mention I'm a big geek, and have been familiar with your work since I was a kid. As an avid D&D player I knew you were involved in the nerd community to one degree or another, and my gaming group from Portland, Ore told me how great you were at Wootstock, then PAX, etc. Although I had never seen you perform. I then moved to Southern California, took a hiatus from gaming and any thoughts of Wootstock or gaming became parts of my past. Until I got a new job, and met some fellow nerds in need of a DM. As I have learned, it is better to get to know the people you are going to game with prior to starting a new game, so my girlfriend and I decided to meet with the husband and wife whom I would be gaming with at the Pasadena Wine Festival last year. Ever since moving to LA I had wanted to hit the Grilled Cheese Truck, so my coworker’s husband and I started the hour or so wait to get a grilled cheese. While in line, I could not stop looking at this guy a couple people ahead of me who was speaking to his significant other, occasionally looking back at me. I didn’t want to be rude, so I turned to my friend and said, Hey, that guy looks just like Wil Wheaton. To which my friend laughed and said, Jeff. That is Wil Wheaton. At the time I was much more of a casual fan, and I had resolved not to freak out around stars when I moved to LA, so I decided not to say anything at the time. However, I did start reading your blog religiously the very next day. The four of us that met that day at the Pasadena Wine Festival later went to the Wil Wheaton vs. Paul & Storm in LA, and we still game together. I still get a hard time for not accurately identifying you, but it is one of my favorite experiences and stories I have had since moving to Los Angeles. The next time I see you in line at the Grilled Cheese Truck I will introduce myself, thank you for all you’ve done for geekery, and then apologize for breaking my Fanboy rule.
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Actually, how I came to follow your blog is kind of a funny story. First, I should mention I'm a big geek, and have been familiar with your work since I was a kid. As an avid D&D player I knew you were involved in the nerd community to one degree or another, and my gaming group from Portland, Ore told me how great you were at Wootstock, then PAX, etc. Although I had never seen you perform. I then moved to Southern California, took a hiatus from gaming and any thoughts of Wootstock or gaming became parts of my past. Until I got a new job, and met some fellow nerds in need of a DM. As I have learned, it is better to get to know the people you are going to game with prior to starting a new game, so my girlfriend and I decided to meet with the husband and wife whom I would be gaming with at the Pasadena Wine Festival last year. Ever since moving to LA I had wanted to hit the Grilled Cheese Truck, so my coworker’s husband and I started the hour or so wait to get a grilled cheese. While in line, I could not stop looking at this guy a couple people ahead of me who was speaking to his significant other, occasionally looking back at me. I didn’t want to be rude, so I turned to my friend and said, "Hey, that guy looks just like Wil Wheaton." To which my friend laughed and replied, "Jeff, That is Wil Wheaton." At the time I was much more of a casual fan, and I had resolved not to freak out around stars when I moved to LA, so I decided not to say anything at the time. However, I did start reading your blog religiously the very next day. The four of us that met that day at the Pasadena Wine Festival later went to the Wil Wheaton vs. Paul & Storm in LA, and we still game together. I still get a hard time for not accurately identifying you, but it is one of my favorite experiences and stories I have had since moving to Los Angeles. The next time I see you in line at the Grilled Cheese Truck I will introduce myself, thank you for all you’ve done for geekery, and then apologize for breaking my Fanboy rule.
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Next time you are in Portland, hit Ground Kontrol. By the time you are done the only way the 12 year old you could top the experience would be to go home and build a fort out of couch cushions, a couple of chairs and bed sheets.
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Mar 24, 2011