The most exciting moment from this past Wizard World for me, was when I was given the opportunity to hand Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, and Adam Baldwin copies of a Firefly-based illustration I illustrated. The story is so wonderfully serendipitous, that I have to share it.
A couple months ago, I tweeted a photo of my humble piece to Nathan Fillion who, much to my joy, retweeted it and actually contacted me about getting a copy. Soon thereafter, I discovered that he would be, along with a few other Firefly cast members, at the Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis.
The weekend came and progressed and on the last day, I brought the prints (in full Catwoman costuming, of course) to the con with the expectation of trying to find someone to hand the art to so that they would at least get to the Firefly folks. I arrived as their panel was coming to a close, and a good friend and I roamed a bit, trying to find someone to help.
Eventually, we wound up in the autograph section. My friend (who, I just have to share, won best female costume in the con- Pippi and Ix, she’s amazing!) went to speak to a volunteer. I turned around and John, a fellow involved with Wizard World whom I’d run across and chatted with a few times, appeared and greeted me, asking if I was enjoying myself. I said that I was and ended up asking him about getting the prints to the cast members.
"Well, I could get it to them, but I imagine you’d like to do it yourself?"
"I would if possible."
"You’ve been tweeting with Nathan? What’s your twitter name?"
And he disappeared around the crowd. My friend returned shortly, “Hey was that John?”
"Oh, evidently he’s the CEO of Wizard World."
… Oh… oh, that I hadn’t known. He reappeared and asked to take a print over, I said that I could wait until he was less busy, but he would be getting into a limo and jetting immediately after, so that was the situation. I handed him a print and he disappeared again.
He soon reappeared once more, and took me up to the table, and announced me, “May I present FiveTailedFox, she has some artwork for you.” Nathan Fillion stood, gave me a hug, and thanked me warmly for the art.
"You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy it."
"It’ll be a big hit in my house. Oh!" he reached for a photo to autograph for me.
"Actually, would you mind signing my print?"
I think he may have mentioned something about my costume, I’m pretty sure I told him that I hoped he enjoyed St. Louis and the con- the details get a little fuzzy as I was in a cloud of euphoria at this point. We shook hands and parted ways.
John then led me to the tables of Alan Tudyk and Adam Baldwin to hand them copies of my print and have my own signed.
Small funny story about Adam, he asked if I wanted his autograph personalized, to which I replied, “Sure, it’s going to stay with me.” He looked at me for a moment, then signed and added: To me!!! I didn’t even actually catch that until later when Wolf pointed it out to me.
Everyone was so lovely and wonderful, and I am so grateful to Nathan Fillion, who was very warm and genuine, Alan Tudyk, and Adam Baldwin, all of which took the time to accept a print and sign mine (I hope you all enjoy them!) And thanks so much, John, who made this dream a reality (if you ever see this, I have a copy of the print with your name on it!)
And that’s my story. If you’d like to see the original: piece: http://fivetailedfox.tumblr.com/post/71783299396/whats-that-you-want-for-the-new-year-the-firefly