I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Shatner several times, often backstage at Star Trek conventions when we were both guests. FAVORITE MOMENT: When I was to follow Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner on stage at Creation’s HUGE mega Trek con in Vegas, and after me, Mr. Shatner and Mr. Nimoy were to follow. There was a moment, while waiting for Mr. Frakes and Mr. Spiner to come off stage, that Mr. Nimoy and Mr. Shatner were standing close to me talking backstage, and Mr. Nimoy looked over to me and said “You know, you don’t have to stand there all alone.” I walked over to them, they both shook my hand, and they proceeded to talk about photography. Mr. Nimoy often engaged my opinion or thought, which I found gracious and incredibly polite. I got about 15 minutes in chatting with them, when Mr. Frakes and Mr. Spiner were through, walked off stage and into the back where we were, and while the crew cleared chairs onstage before I was to go on (I was put between their talks due to a scheduling change… an awesome change of circumstance), I had about 10 minutes of standing there chatting with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner about basically everyday things. It was my turn to go on stage for the next 30 minutes to discuss my then-current popular webcomic “The Trek Life (which ran at the official STARTREK.COM 3-times weekly for 3 years)), and I shook their hands and headed onstage, realizing I, mortal ol’ cartoonist David Reddick had the rare pleasure of standing among Star Trekkian royalty and made to feel, well, equal. I find that most of the TV and movie stars I meet are typically gracious and kind and always professional, which I find inspiring, and a good example to follow!
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This just in! A few pix to start things off from my attendance at the awesome charity event in Orange County, California. Here are some shots with me and Brent Spiner hanging out, and him looking at and discussing my work. Needless to say, it was one of the highlights of the show for me! I’ve met Brent a few times, but it was great to have some actually time with him to talk about comics, and my stuff, etc. (And we discussed HIS work too!)
This is a special print that went out to some 200 VIP participants at the Vulkon convention this weekend for me to sign – Happy post-Halloween fun! As you read this, I am at the con!
A few more photos from the huge Vegas con … good times, good times…
Me and Bob Picardo (ST:Voyager, Stargate)
Me with my very good buddies Anthony Montgomery (ST:Enterprise) and Rod Roddenberry (Gene Roddenberry’s son).
A gaggle of Trekkian awesomeness!!!Â God, I love being a Trekkie!!
I’m off to Las Vegas for the week as of today – for the big Star Trek con (I’ll be a guest with the RoddenberryÂ booth if you happen to be there, so stop by!!)Â – blog updates daily and all comics a runnin’on time – so, stay tuned, friends of Bill! And I’ll be checkin’ daily, and Twittering randomly all week! Keep your eye out for some Trek doodles popping into the blog!
Viva Las Vegas!