"A" is for Actors, Artists, Astronauts and Anime!!!!
Godzilla Final Wars actor Don Frye and me(And Godzilla!)
Just got back from a terrific weekend at The New England Fan Experience(Formerly known as United Fan Con) in Cambridge Mass. What a great time!!! I think what was my personal highlight was re-connecting with old friend Story Musgrave, astronaut of many Shuttle missions. Story is, in short, a genius. And he's a gentle soul of a person, a space man with the heart of a poet. I feel lucky to know such a guy. Also, hooked up and became friends with Andrew Probert, designer extrodinaire of the Enterprise D in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION and, going all the way back to working on STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE 30 years ago!! He's been a total idol of mine for many years and, here I was talking shop with him. Also saw Mark Goddard, actor from LOST IN SPACE-he's a local to the Massachusetts area. Also on hand was Morena Baccarin from SERENITY and, Peter Davison-the 5th DOCTOR WHO. My Godzilla time was spending good time on stage with actor/kickboxer/fighter Don Frye who played Captain Gordon in the 2004 film GODZILLA FINAL WARS. He's a great guy to just kick back and chat with. He and I both worked on the 2006 film THE ANT BULLY(he did a vocal part) andit could be said we were both in a Toho Godzilla film-me as an extra in 2002 and him as a lead in 2004's entry. He will be in a major new Michael Mann film called PUBLIC ENEMIES with Johnny Depp and, Christian Bale both who he called "Class act guys". We had a great time at a banquet and, in the morning a terrific breakfast(we ate and chatted with Morena Baccarin)All in all a great time, and the planners of this year's NEFE deserve much kudos for putting on a great show! It was a mixed media show, with an "A" list of guests-actors and anime and astronauts and artists. This show was a great capper on a year of running around and what a way to finish it up!!