April 2nd, 1975. I was 11 years old, and my Mom got us tickets to see Leonard Nimoy speak at a nearby community college. I was a fan of Star Trek, and of Mr. Nimoy’s work, so… Whoa! How cool is that!
After his talk, he took questions, and I stood in line.
When my turn came, I had a simple one: “Can I have your autograph?”
After a short chuckle he motioned for me to come over to the podium.
He signed, and I walked back to my seat.
With a pen. Oh, it was my Mom’s pen, but a bit of confusion happened and things moved on.
… but it did get written up in the article below: (click for full size)
Fast forward to 2013. Although I never did get to see Mr. Nimoy in person again, I did get the chance to work with him. It turns out we’re both in the “Star Trek Online” game. He is Mr. Spock, of course, and I am a Klingon named Ch’Gren.
Almost as good as when I took his pen 😉
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