Update: I had the pleasure of hitting the book signing. I've never been to a book signing in my life. It was a pretty cool experience. It's certainly nothing too outrageous or off the charts, but because it was Jerry it was a big deal to me. You stand in a pretty lengthy line and wait [with your book]. I went with the Boy Wonder. He wanted to see Michael Garibaldi. It was great to see the man. I thanked him for everything he was doing out there. He shook my hand. He took a photo with me and my boy. He spoke with us for a minute. He was just a true, regular, gentleman. I love Michael Garibaldi! Rather, I loved Jerry Doyle, a sincere American.
If you had said to me, 'will you ever meet someone from Babylon 5?' I would tell you no freakin' way, not in a million years. When the heck would I, The Sci-Fi Fanatic, have a chance to meet the Security Chief? By the way, that's how I said hello. I said with a smile, "Hello Security Chief." He smiled. I shook his hand and said, "It's a pleasure to meet you Mr. Doyle." He pat my son on the back and shook his hand as well. He was just a nice, nice man. But yeah, no way in a million years would I ever have that chance you'd think. Life is just funny, like Daffy Duck in the Looney Toons. I mean, one day last week I find out he'll be in town and the next thing you know he's walking by and saying "hello everybody." Everyone clapped. Next thing ya know I'm shaking Jerry Doyle's hand. That's just crazy! Only in America.
These are my four favorite Babylon 5 autograph cards. I think I will take them with me to the next life. Jerry Doyle was tough to get too.
I mean, this was the same guy who betrayed Commander Sheridan. This was the same guy who helped G'Kar and shared sets with all of our favorite Babylon 5 characters. This was the same guy programmed by Walter Koenig's Bester. This was the same guy I just watched on Babylon 5 marry Lise Edgars. Ha! But seriously, he was here for more important things, our nation, and he clearly has a passion for the state of the country. Since I do have the same concerns, it was just interesting how these events and interests culminated in the opportunity of meeting Jerry Doyle a.k.a. Michael Garibaldi. Chock one up for another cool life experience I guess. Like I said, no big deal to most I suppose, but it was a special day for me and my boy. The stars lined up and that's just a perfect day to me.