Friday night, while attending a screening of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog and season two of The Guild with friends, I did two things I’m not used to doing: I facilitated two different groups talking to people they’d missed before at other events. My friend Hollywood Jane has often been near Joss Whedon, but never talked to him, despite her love of his collective works. Some of her friends had walked past two Dollhouse cast members at Comic-Con, but didn’t say anything either.
Before the screenings on Friday started, a group of us went over to talk to Dichen Lachman and Enver Gjokaj, explaining the situation about the Comic-Con experience gone awry and talked about parts of the previous week’s Dollhouse, before being fannish and asking for a photograph. (The result is quite scary, as our group was too spread out and poor Dichen looks like a disembodied head at the bottom.)
The screening and question and answer session brought up some of the same pieces of information I’ve heard several times before, but after the event, I saw Whedon leaving the venue, so I took Hollywood Jane with me to make the introduction that she’d never had.
By the time I could make the introduction, I had to give the reason he might remember me (it’s a bad story from Comic Con during The Guild panel and calling him a Corey for wearing sunglasses inside) before actually letting Jane talk to him. The conversation was brief, but at least she can now share a story of the time she finally talked to Joss Whedon.
Should you want to read her story about that experience, you can find it here.